THE SMASHING PUMPKINS announced Tuesday, March 25 via the band’s social networks that they’ve signed an Artist Services deal with BMG. Via Martha’s Music/BMG, they will issue two new SMASHING PUMPKINS albums in 2015: MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY and DAY FOR NIGHT. The first single (title TBA) is expected to be released by year’s end.
The PUMPKINS’ BILLY CORGAN says, “For those interested in sound, think: ‘guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars’ but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic.”
Recording sessions began yesterday, “as plenty of songs have been written and are ready to go,” said CORGAN. “Manning the boards will be producer Howard Willing, with whom I first had the pleasure of working with during the Adore sessions. We expect a single out by year’s end.”
CORGAN also noted, “Additionally, this stands as the initial post on a new nexus: The Panopticon, which through its simplicity should better address the speed of modern life. A continuing feature, items regarding each day’s recording will be shared that same evening, with song titles, lyrics, poetic impressions, pictures, sound clips, studio gear and the like offered for a circuitous, bird’s eye view of the process as it unfolds.”
The PUMPKINS released their last studio album in 2012: OCEANIA, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart and garnered vast critical acclaim.