Smashing Pumpkins Bare All On EP

The Smashing Pumpkins will release the next EP installment of the 44-song Teargarden By Kaleidyscope project on Tuesday, November 23.

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The Smashing Pumpkins will release the next EP installment of the 44-song Teargarden By Kaleidyscope project on Tuesday, November 23. Head Pumpkin Billy Corgan has abandoned the traditional album format in favor of recording songs in batches of four, offering them for free online, then releasing them as four-song EPs in limited edition CD and deluxe 12 vinyl picture disc form. The second such release, Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol II: The Solstice Bare, features The Fellowship, Freak, Tom Tom And Spangled as well as unreleased B-side track, Cottonwood Symphony. The lid covering the 12 box is a metallic/foil wallpaper motif designed by The Flavor Paper Co. As for the future direction of the project, Corgan told Mixdown magazine, I have more than enough written but I would say probably half or less than half is worth recording, because I'm still evolving with the quality level and maybe what I'm trying to say. Now that the band has really come together as a unit, I'm looking at the material in a completely different way. We're sort of back into a dynamic rock outfit. So that opens up my mind. It brings the musicianship back into the equation in a way that maybe it hasn't been in a while. Thanks for the report to Peter Hodgson, Gibson.com.

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    Ripu
    Are the songs on this EP going to be released for free download on the website?
    BassFishin
    FlyingPirahna wrote: IMO, these EPs are too expensive. $25ish dollars for 4 songs at a time is a little rich for me.
    I hear ya, i too like to have a physical copy of an album that i like. However, since i CAN listen to them for free, i have nothing to complain about.
    barden1069
    Sweet. I've actually really liked the new stuff they've been putting out recently.
    crazy8rgood
    caucasian_ninja wrote: Corgan's whole quote at the end there isn't really saying anything...
    Nothing Corgan says anymore really says anything.
    transATL005
    Much better EP than the first. Tom Tom is so good, and while I disliked the earliest form of The Fellowship, they really nailed it in the studio.
    pierowmaniac
    Ripu wrote: Are the songs on this EP going to be released for free download on the website?
    The entire 44 song album is supposedly going to be free on the official site, however the last two song have only come to light via 2nd hand websites. imo EP1 was very poor for billy corgan songwriting....but still better than allot of rubbish in the current music scene. This 2nd EP still not entirely up to scratch but certainly heading in the right direction and worth getting the songs ... well getting them for free anyway
    Lin
    this slow, barely newsworthy trickle has got to be the most unremarkable way to release music that has ever been devised.
    Guitar_Man19
    There new stuff is pretty good, but not as good or heavy as there older material. I still love them, but i just wish that they still had Jimmy.
    pierowmaniac
    For some reason Fellowship as not been made available online as yet and Tom Tom is linked to a 'you tube' page by official smashing pumpkin sources (the producer). Hopefully the official web site will have them both tomorrow. For more up-to-date info go to the best and friendliest Smashing pumpkin web site http://thepumpkins.net/
    Here_is_no_why
    FlyingPirahna wrote: IMO, these EPs are too expensive. $25ish dollars for 4 songs at a time is a little rich for me.
    Well, they're getting released online for free, so what's the problem?
    conor-figgy
    Can anyone tell me when Tom Tom and The Fellowship are going to be released for free online? I thought they released 4, then released the cd/vinyl? That's what they did with the first 4...
    Wakisazhi
    conor-figgy wrote: Can anyone tell me when Tom Tom and The Fellowship are going to be released for free online? I thought they released 4, then released the cd/vinyl? That's what they did with the first 4...
    I think Tom Tom is possibly a new part for Spangled (which was released online) or it could just be a new title for Spangled seeing as its in the same title. Though it could also just be UG screwing up on the news once again. No clue on when The Fellowship will be released though.
    FlyingPirahna
    IMO, these EPs are too expensive. $25ish dollars for 4 songs at a time is a little rich for me.
    radioplay
    conor-figgy wrote: also, that's an awful pun in the article title....
    Agreed...I was expecting either an acoustic EP or an EP with an album cover of them naked. Preferably the former.
    justtryme90
    Wakisazhi wrote: conor-figgy wrote: Can anyone tell me when Tom Tom and The Fellowship are going to be released for free online? I thought they released 4, then released the cd/vinyl? That's what they did with the first 4... I think Tom Tom is possibly a new part for Spangled (which was released online) or it could just be a new title for Spangled seeing as its in the same title. Though it could also just be UG screwing up on the news once again. No clue on when The Fellowship will be released though.
    Tom Tom is a different song than spangled. Its actually a pretty damn good one too. Best song from this new set IMO.