Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Smashing Pumpkins Planning Reissues, Announce New Album

Looks like the The Smashing Pumpkins are taking a page out of Pearl Jam's book by reissuing their back catalogue over the next three years. According to Rolling Stone, the first wave of reissues will take place in the fall, and will include the band's debut Gish, their second album Siamese Dream and 1994's compilation Pisces Iscariot.

Although it's unclear what extra goodies will be included on each reissue, frontman Billy Corgan tweeted that he recently found tapes of the band's first performance of "Starla" as well as a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," so unreleased tracks may be on the menu.

The other round of reissues, which include 1995's Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness, five-disc rarities set The Aeroplane Flies High and 1998's Adore, will be released in 2012. But it's not all nostalgia, as The Smashing Pumpkins also plan to release a new album entitled Oceania, "an album within an album" as part of the group's ambitious 44-song Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. A new song "Owata" will be released for free online next week.

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