In one of those weird coincidence things, yesterday saw David Ames pick Smashing Pumpkins for his #6 best Rock album... on exactly the same day as the band release a completely new track, Solara. Have a listen...
Read David's article on Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness HERE.
GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins have released Solara, the first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin.
This July, The Smashing Pumpkins will also embark on the Shiny And Oh So Bright North American arena tour, kicking off in Glendale, AZ on July 12th, 2018 and visit arenas throughout the summer. Indie rock band Metric will support them on the tour. . Produced by Live Nation, the tour is the band's first in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Corgan, Chamberlin, and Iha. Longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates, and keyboardist Katie Cole will also take part, as the band moves to a three guitar lineup to better emulate the signature tones and textures of their albums.
Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993's 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995's 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With nine studio albums and over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.
Recorded in Malibu, CA at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin and longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, "Solara" is available now to stream and download on all digital music platforms via Martha's Music under license to Napalm Records.
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