The Smashing Pumpkins are recording a new album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. As sweet as that is, sweeter still is that each of the album’s 44 songs will be available for free download as they are finished, one by one.
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So far only “A Song for a Son” and “Widow Wake My Mind” have been released. I’ve grown to like the former since hearing it live during the Smashing Pumpkins stop in New York City a short while back, but the latter isn’t really doing much for me at the moment.
As one of the most innovative musical minds of his time, I’m sure frontman Billy Corgan has plenty in store for us. Or at least I’m hopeful. After all, as the band’s only remaining original member, Corgan has some big shoes to fill and some critical fans to impress.
This is the second SP album to be released over the Internet, the first being Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music.