THE SMASHING PUMPKINS ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER 23 AS THE STREET DATE FOR THEIR NEXT EP

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will release TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. II “THE SOLSTICE BARE” on November 23 via Martha’s Music/Rocket Science Ventures.  This physical-only four-song EP is a limited-edition, beautifully packaged CD & deluxe 12-inch vinyl picture disc with the four songs: “The Fellowship,” “Freak,” “Tom Tom” and “Spangled” as well as an unreleased B-side track, “Cottonwood Symphony.” The lid covering the 12- inch box is a metallic/foil wallpaper motif, with a 1970’s design by The Flavor Paper Co.  As with the band’s EP TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. 1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR, which was released in May of this year, quantities are limited worldwide.
 
TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. II “THE SOLSTICE BARE” marks the second EP to emerge from the band’s in-progress 44-song project TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE, from which songs are being released online, one at a time for free (with four-song physical EPs being issued along the way).  Thus far, two singles have been released from VOL II: THE SOLSTICE BARE: the first single “Freak” is quickly ascending the U.S. Alternative radio charts. With a cumulative audience of over 20 million, “Freak” is receiving national airplay at the biggest Alternative rock stations in the country.   And the second release “Spangled”–described by Corgan quite simply as “just a pretty song”–is also earning critical attention.
 
Writing in The New York Times (7/27/10) about their July 26 sold-out show at Terminal 5 in NYC, Jon Pareles observed:
 
“Some of Mr. Corgan’s 21st-century songs, like the new ‘Freak,’ aim their rage at sociopolitical targets; many of them revolve around blunter, simpler riffs than his 1990’s songs. And instead of recording for a major label and waiting to release a group of songs for an album, Smashing Pumpkins are now posting individual new songs free online. When there are 44 of them, they are to be packaged as a boxed-set album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.”
 
At SPIN.com (7/27/10), William Goodwin noted:
 
“…‘Freak,’ another Teargarden track, was a union of pop-rock sensibility with heavy, distorted bass lines and lyrics that show Corgan can still be the romantic mouthpiece for disenfranchised youths. If ‘Freak’ was an indication, Pumpkins fans have something to look forward to.”
 
 
In touring news, the band–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO–completed two runs of dates in the U.S. and shows in Asia, before heading down under for concerts in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, followed by a concert in Auckland, New Zealand on October 19.  After a break, they’ll travel to South America in November for concerts in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Columbia.
 
Tour dates:
Thu      Nov 18             Buenos Aires, Argentina         Luna Park
Sat       Nov 20             Sao Paulo, Brazil                    Planeta Terra Festival
Tue      Nov 23             Santiago, Chile                        Arena Movistar
Thu      Nov 25             Lima, Peru                              Lima Hot Festival
Sun     Nov 28            Bogota, Columbia                 CEC Sopa
 
About THE SMASHING PUMPKINS:
The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history and sold over 30 million albums.  Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential (and platinum) debut in 1991, which was followed by more platinum and multi-platinum albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore.   The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.   The Pumpkins returned in 2007 with their gold-certified and acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist, which entered the charts at Number 2 in the U.S. and in the Top Ten internationally.    Since their triumphant return to the stage in 2007, the Pumpkins have headlined some of the biggest events around the globe including the Reading Festival, Rock Am Ring, and the V fest.  In 2008, the band was inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk. Their first post-major label release was the song “Superchrist,” issued via the Guitar Center CD Fresh Cuts Vol. 2.  They subsequently recorded the song–the modern rock hit–“G.L.O.W.” for the Guitar Hero® World Tour game, marking the first time a band has recorded a new song exclusively for the franchise. In November 2008, the band released their first live DVD, If All Goes Wrong.  In December 2009 The Smashing Pumpkins began releasing Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, a 44-song work with songs being released online one at a time for free (4-song physical EPs will be made available as the songs are released, such as the first one: Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol 1: Songs For A Sailor, issued May 25, 2010 thru Martha’s Music/Rocket Science Ventures).  The group’s BILLY CORGAN has said the new music “harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins; atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty.” 
 
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