If you’re a fan of The Smashing Pumpkins, 2015 is going to be an extra special year with double the pleasure, double the fun, and double the music. Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan has confirmed that the band will release not one, but two brand new studio albums in 2015. The albums are titled Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night. As far as what fans can expect from the albums, Corgan states, “For those interested in sound, think: ‘guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars;’ but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic.” The band began the recording process today and they hope to drop a new single some time later this year.
The Smashing Pumpkins have sold approximately 20 million albums worldwide. The band’s breakthrough record, 1993’s Siamese Dream. The album went on to be certified 6x platinum, and was ranked in #360 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time. The band’s 1995 double-disc follow-up, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. After two more LPs, the band broke up in 2000, and reunited 6 years later. In 2007, the Smashing Pumpkins made a triumphant return with their first album in 7 years, Zeitgeist, which hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2012, the band released Oceania, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, and produced two hit singles. The band toured extensively on 2012 and 2013 and since 2009, they have been digitally releasing tracks from their massive concept album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. – by Matt Bishop (@The_MattBishop)