Smashing Pumpkins say they’re preparing to unload their archive of unreleased material.
Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha were guests on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music to talk about their new album Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun, when they revealed they have “hundreds” of finished tracks that will see the light of day in the future.
Corgan says: “The plan is to keep releasing music – it could be a single, it could be an EP. We want to go back to what was our early approach which was to be somewhat casual about releases – more the b-sides, let’s call it the fun versions, not get too uptight version of the band.
“Now that I’m really excited by the re-rise of the vinyl record shop and the fact that there is a beautiful balance now between vinyl releases and streaming services, we’re going to start just unloading the archive – and we have archives for decades.
Asked how much material the band have, Corgan replies: “You can’t even imagine.”
Chamberlin adds: “Hundreds of songs.”
When pressed what state the track are in, Chamberlin says: “Finished.”
Corgan continues: “It’s insane how much work there is. There’s so much. We could literally never record another song and we could have a release every two months for the next 20 years… easy.
“There’s alternate versions, live versions, acoustic versions – so we’re going to absolutely kill people with content.”
Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun will be released on November 16 via Corgan’s Martha’s Music label/Napalm Records, with the band releasing the tracks Solara and Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) (opens in new tab) from the record.
They recently wrapped up a North American tour and will return to the UK and Europe in October for further shows.
Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun
1. Knights Of Malta
2. Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)
6. Marchin’ On
7. With Sympathy
8. Seek And You Shall Destroy
Smashing Pumpkins remaining 2018 tour dates
Oct 16: London Wembley Arena, UK
Oct 16: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Nov 30: Chicago Aragon Ballroom, IL