"Even though I pronounced the album dead, I guess I still want to do another one," says Corgan. The new disc will be called Oceania and is "the album within the album" that is Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.
In other news, Corgan says the band finally has secured rights to all the Pumpkins' unreleased material, so fans can expect remastered reissues of Gish, Siamese Dream and Pisces Iscariot by Christmas, complete with extra tracks. The next year will bring Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Aeroplane Flies High and Adore, while 2013 will see Machina I and Machina II reissued with the songs in the correct running order.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Enjoy the exclusive first listen of "Owata," featuring Billy Corgan on guitar and vocals, Mike Byrne on drums, Nicole Fiorentino on bass, and Jeff Schroeder on guitar. The song will be available exclusively for the next 24 hours on West Coast Sound, after which you can download it for free with the rest of the Teargarden songs at SmashingPumpkins.com.
For more on the Teargarden project and the Smashing Pumpkins, read "Billy Corgan: The Uncut, Expanded LA Weekly Interview."