I spent some time this morning preparing what was meant to be the reveal of the ADORE BOX SET, for where the real juice lies in it is what sonic goodies made their way on it. Notably, I was prepared to share this information here on The Panopticon as far back as two months ago, but made the mistake of asking the record label if I should wait. And if you saw my comments earlier today, you already know that I’m very upset that an online retailer broke their agreement, posting up the tracks up before we could do it here first AS THEY’D ASKED. The irony being where do you think this kind of...
Additionally, this stands as the initial post on a new nexus: The Panopticon, which through its simplicity should better address the speed of modern life. A continuing feature, items regarding each day’s recording will be shared that same evening, with song titles, lyrics, poetic impressions, pictures, sound clips, studio gear and the like offered for a circuitous, bird’s eye view of the process as it unfolds.
The Smashing Pumpkins will release Oceania on June 19th. The band is currently holding a social interactive contest with their fans for the upcoming record. Details on how to participate can be found here.
Today we're giving away a deluxe Smashing Pumpkins' boxset for their first album, Gish. The band is releasing two new boxsets on November 29th, and all of the information on those can be found in the replies. If you'd like to win a copy, reply to this news post with why you're the biggest Smashing Pumpkins fan, and we'll pick a winner and send you one.
Smashing Pumpkins are getting more stealthy. Click on the rat on their website to get a track titled "Barb Wire." You can also sign up for the new Smashing Pumpkins Record Club which promises free demos of old songs.
Bad City (ex-Powerspace) has signed to Atlantic Records and will release their debut album, Welcome to the Wasteland, on August 24th. Additionally, the band will be supporting Smashing Pumpkins on their tour in July.
Billy Corgan has announced via The Smashing Pumpkins' blog, that their next release, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, will be 44 tracks and will be released free to the public digitally, with limited EP's for sale to follow suit.
This August and September, the Smashing Pumpkins will be playing select shows to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary. Dates have yet to be announced, but "expect the band to revisit a few specific places that were missed during the last U.S. tour."
The Smashing Pumpkins are the latest band to allow fans to create a music video using green screen technology. Footage from the "Tarantula" video shoot is available for fans to remix; the winning entries will receive a MacPro or a Zeitgeist-themed iPhone.