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Smashing Pumpkins share two new songs


Smashing Pumpkins have shared two brand new tracks, taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming double album Cyr, in the form of ‘Ramona’ and ‘Wyttch’.

Remarkably, the new tracks are the seventh and eighth singles that have been released from the record, a promotional push which started back in August with the titular track from the record along with ‘The Colour of Love’. Following it up last month with ‘Confessions of a Dopamine Addict’ and ‘Wrath’, Smashing Pumpkins then shared ‘Anno Satana’ and ‘Birch Grove’ earlier in October.

The band, who formed 32 years ago, reunited with founding members James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin in 2018 in order to record the band’s tenth studio album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun and have now followed it up with Cyr. Billy Corgan confirmed in February that the band hoped to release a double album this year in what he has called their “first real album” since the band’s reunion, adding that it is “classic, ‘Let’s throw it all at the wall and see what happens’ type of Pumpkins record.”

Corgan continued to detail the work in a new interview with Tennessean, explaining: “I’ve been working on it for over a year. It currently is at 21 songs, and we’re going to release it as a double this year. This is the first album since the album that came out in 2000, Machina, where me, James [Iha] and Jimmy [Chamberlin] worked on something for a very long time. It’s got a greater conceptual base, and it’s probably a wider swath of music.

“The last one was kind of like, ‘Let’s just jump in, record some stuff real fast, and let it be what it is…’ so I’m excited about this, because we’re kind of back in the lane of taking a risk, and trying to bring something new to the table, as opposed to just aping what we’re known for.”

Listen to the new tracks taken from Cyr below which is set to be released on November 27th.