Billy Corgan made a massive announcement just moments ago about his plans for the next Smashing Pumpkins album. Starting around Halloween of this year, Corgan says he plans to release one song at a time for free online of a 44-song album called Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. “There will be no strings attached. Free will mean free,” he says, but for fans interested in getting an exclusive physical product, 11 4-song EPs, aka “mini-box sets,” will be put up for sale.
Think a 44-song album is too ambitious? Recording of the first four songs just began yesterday in Chicago and Corgan says that 53 songs have already been written for possible inclusion on Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.
Just when I thought double albums were starting to disappear, here we have a quadruple album. Damn, that 19-year-old drummer is a lucky kid.