The Smashing Pumpkins: 'Oceania' Details Unveiled

The Smashing Pumpkins will release their new album, "Oceania", on June 19 via EMI Label Services/Caroline distribution.

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According to, The Smashing Pumpkins will release their new album, "Oceania", on June 19 via EMI Label Services/Caroline distribution.

Produced by The Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan, "Oceania" is an intense and dynamic offering that will appeal to new and existing fans of The Smashing Pumpkins alike. "Oceania", the band's seventh studio record, is "an album within an album", part of their 44-song work-in-progress "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope".

Peter Katsis, manager of Smashing Pumpkins for Prospect Park, stated: "The Smashing Pumpkins created 'Oceania' as an album experience, and it is intended for the process of the release to follow a path of inclusion, so that best efforts are made for all the fans hear it at the same time as press or radio. We were excited to find partners in EMI Label Services that were equally passionate about the plan for the album release as well as being huge fans of the Pumpkins."

EMI's relationship with The Smashing Pumpkins dates back more than 20 years, to the release of "Gish" in 1991. That album was reissued this past November along with 1993's "Siamese Dream".

Said Mike Harris, EVP/GM EMI Label Services/Caroline distribution: "We are thrilled to extend the long-term partnership between The Smashing Pumpkins and EMI with the release of 'Oceania'. Everybody at EMI Label Services is looking forward to working closely with Billy and the band to help them deliver their vision and their music to fans around the world."

"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

Fan-filmed video footage of The Smashing Pumpkins performing various tracks from "Oceania" during their fall 2011 tour can be seen below.

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    I used to be a huge pumpkins fan but seriously this is getting pretty lame just release a decent record ten or twelve songs then make another one...I'm begining to think that corgan doesn't have any more good songs left in him.
    Really interested in this. I wouldnt call myself SP fan but I aknowledge Corgans talent. Love the sorta spirituality themed song names.
    Hmm...I quite like the cover, but the production and songwriting needs to be better than anything on the 1st two Teargarden EPs
    Ian Paul Gint
    I almost cried upon hearing Zeitgeist - couldn't believe SP released such a pile of crap. But when Freak (USA) came out, it was different. And finally when I saw their NYC Terminal 5 concert on You Tube, I gained my faith in Billy again - man, they sounded tight and rockin', even though Byrne is no match to Jimmy Chamberlin. Hope this LP would sound much better than anything since Adore.
    I think the problem is the Billy Corgan of today sings rather harshly, with an almost simpering earnestness. Whereas the old Billy's songs had more of a sneer to them, but at the same time he could sing a lot more softly too. Maybe it's just thing that passes with youth, but in my mind unless he manages to bring that back into his songwriting I can't see him coming up with anything close to the old albums.