Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that the forthcoming Smashing Pumpkins album, ‘Teargarden by Kaleidyscope‘, will be released one track at a time.
The album, which consists of 44 songs, will be given away for free, with the first song being made available before the end of the month. The songs will be given a physical release at some point, in the form of eleven EPs consisting of four songs each.
“I want no limitations on what I can, and will do,” Corgan said of his plans. “I think the size and shape of the traditional album is just morphing into something much more in the moment. Four songs at a time will mean I can give my heart over to the music fully without giving away my now happy life.”
“The first four songs are speaking a new language to me, rooted in the psychedelic music I love but still sounding quite modern and like the Pumpkins I long to hear.”
The songs will be the first clutch of new songs from the band since 2007’s ‘Zeitgeist’, which was released two years after the band reunited in 2005. Corgan is the only surviving member from the band’s formation in 1988, and is currently joined in the new Smashing Pumpkins line-up by drummer Mike Byrne.