SMASHING PUMPKINS Release A New Double LP Called ‘CYR’ In November

18 September 2020

The SMASHING PUMPKINS unleashed two new pieces a few
weeks ago: ‘Cyr’ and ‘The Colour Of Love‘ (listen below).

Just now the band has announced that a new double LP titled CYR will
see the day of light on 27 November. The LP is produced by Billy Corgan
and features Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and Jeff Schroeder.

Pre-order info here.

The two previously shared tracks

– CYR –



SMASHING PUMPKINS Return With To New Synth Driven Tracks – Here’s ‘CRY’ And ‘THE COLOUR OF LOVE’

New sonic impulses…

29 August 2020

SMASHING PUMPKINS just announced a new album, their 11th, featuring Billy
Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin
, and Jeff Schroeder. No release date so far
but the band surprised us with two new songs, CRY and THE COLOUR OF LOVE.

“‘Cry‘ is dystopic folly. One soul against the world sort of stuff, set against a backdrop
of shifting loyalties and sped up time. To me it stands as both hopeful and dismissive
of what is and isn’t possible with faith”
says general Billy Corgan. It’s an unexpected
synth-driven, poppy, dancey and catchy piece.

On The Colour Of Love synths are also dominant, although this cut rocks more than ‘Cry’.

Check both songs out here…

– CRY –



SMASHING PUMPKINS – ‘Solara’ – At The Troubadour in LOS ANGELES – 27 June 2018

Red-hot live performances of red-hot knockouts

Before starting their arena-sized comeback tour SMASHING PUMPKINS played the
small Troubadour venue in Los Angeles on 27 June. The band just released a video of the live version of new single SOLARA as played that night. Smoking stuff it is! Catch the fire right here…

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Comeback single SOLARA was released last June – available via iTunes

SMASHING PUMPKINS Released Underrated ‘ADORE’ Album 20 Years Ago Today…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

2 June 2018


Album: ADORE

Released: 2 June 1998 – 20 years ago

ROLLING STONE wrote: “Imagine that Bruce Springsteen had released his stark
‘Nebraska’ after the towering ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ For Corgan, ‘Adore’ represents a
deflating of expectations even as it broadens the boundaries of his band. If the
Pumpkins seemed to be turning into stadium-rock behemoths on their last tour,
the new album presents Corgan, bassist D’Arcy and guitarist James Iha as pop
changelings who are bolder, quirkier and more versatile than anyone may have
Full review here – Score: 3.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: “Instead of copying double cd bestseller ‘Mellon
Collie and the Infinite Sadness’
frontman Billy Corgan went for a softer, more
reflective and more sensitive approach to deal with his demons. ‘Adore’ is
an underrated work of vulnerable profoundness.”

TOP TRACKS: Ava Adore / Perfect / One Upon A Time

* AVA ADORE – nasty groove, freakish love song…

* PERFECT‘Perfect strangers down the line / Lovers out of time’

* ONCE UPON A TIME – touching ballad…

Full album here