[pullquote quote="I trust my fans. We're going to put the music in their hands." credit="Billy Corgan"]Billy Corgan stopped by WXRT last week to talk with Terri Hemmert and explain his strategy for releasing the album. Describing the new disc as an “album within an album,” Billy mentions that he “was dead set on making an album where every song was just as valuable as any other.”
The Pumpkins worked in an empty movie theater in Sedona during the early winter of 2011 while drafting primary versions of the songs. With a runtime of 60 minutes and six seconds, Billy has dubbed Oceania the “best [Smashing Pumpkins] album in over 15 years and their strongest offering since 1995′s Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness. I trust my fans. We’re going to put the music in their hands and they’re going to march out into the streets and they’re going to say ‘This is a worthy album’ or not.” Oceania goes on sale next Tuesday, June 19th, but you’ll be able to stream all 13 tracks the album below!
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“The pace of modern life has increased, but getting anyone to sit down and listen to an album, in our case 60 minutes and six seconds, is really a challenge,” Corigan says. “Sometimes things have to be taken into their proper context. Sometimes the music requires a few listens.”
“My Love Is Winter”
“One Diamond, One Heart”