Smashing Pumpkins Reach Out To Fans For Oceania Inspired Artwork

Imagine Oceania. That's what The Smashing Pumpkins are asking their fans to do for the 13 songs on their new album, out June 19.

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Imagine Oceania. That's what The Smashing Pumpkins are asking their fans to do for the 13 songs on their new album Oceania, out June 19 via Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution.

Longtime fans of the visual arts, including their groundbreaking music videos and memorable album covers/packaging, The Smashing Pumpkins want to inspire creativity and evoke ones personal vision for each song, simply based on the title.

That's the idea behind their new social media endeavor, whereby fans can create their own imagery for any of the album's 13 songs, tag them with #SPoceania and share them with each other via Instagram, Pinterest, Deviantart, Facebook and Twitter. The Smashing Pumpkins will also share, like, repost and repin on the official Smashing Pumpkins social sites, while some images may end up on the official website.

Artists can utilize photos, designs, paintings and words to imagine their own vision of the songs on Oceania, including "Quasar," "Panopticon," "The Celestials," "Violet Rays," "One Diamond, One Heart," "Pinwheels," and "Pale Horse" (full track listing below).

For more information on the campaign, go to the official Imagine Oceania page.

The Smashing Pumpkins also teamed up with photo specialty blog to create their first ever photography challenge series. Fans submit photos for each of the 13 song title challenges, and one photograph from each challenge will be chosen and compiled into a limited edition print-on-demand canvas poster signed by the group.

"Oceania" track listing:

01. Quasar 02. Panopticon 03. The Celestials 04. Violet Rays 05. My Love is Winter 06. One Diamond, One Heart 07. Pinwheels 08. Oceania 09. Pale Horse 10. The Chimera 11. Glissandra 12. Inkless 13. Wildflower

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    I really doubt this will match up with Gish, or Siamese Dream, or Melacholy. But why does it have to? Every Billy Corgan project since these classics (except maybe Future Embrace) has ranged from very decent to really good, as I'm sure will be the same with Oceania. Did he just set the bar unreasonably high? Does every one of his albums have to be a timeless classic just to justify his existence?
    Vicryl 2.0
    imagine Oceania's artwork? Ocean + Surfboard + Iha = oceania or Iha riding a big whale...
    This album better be good or else it SP might be no more. I know this is suppose to be more of a throw back to their early 90's albums Seisms Dream and Gish. Hopefully theirs enough people who like those albums versus their current work.
    I'm really excited for it too and have been since they annouced it was going to be released September 1, 2011
    Im tonred about the Teargarden by Kaleidoscope /Oceania project. At first it was very cool to see the songs released for free but with Oceania he gets back to the album format and worst of all is that the itunes pre-release just opened up and i cant even hear a dam sample. Its like hes gone on the oposite direction of what the project was suposed to be. I hope the album kicks ass but now im not that exited for it either.
    Looks good, but I can't help but feel as though it will be a bit disappointing. Or is it just me...