The SMASHING PUMPKINS – ” Beguiled “

Posted: September 22, 2022 in MUSIC

The band’s twelfth album, “Atum”, will arrive in three parts over the next six months, The Pumpkins are back with a brand new album treading familiar waters. “Atum” is a three-part, 33-song record billed as not just a rock opera but a bonafide sequel to their 1995 classic, “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness“. Each track will be revealed, chronologically, each week on frontman Billy Corgan’s new iHeartRadio podcast, Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan. Furthermore, each chapter of “Atum” will be released 11 weeks apart, starting with Act 1 on November 15th, followed by Act 2 on January 31st and Act 3 on April 21st. 

To christen the forthcoming album, the band has released leading single “Beguiled” a heavy, distorted alt-rock cut harkening back to the sounds that made the Smashing Pumpkins a household name in the 1990s. Corgan’s vocals are sharp, but what defines the track is the expansive landscape the band traverses on the arrangements.

True to its rock opera form, there are many twists and turns, but none feel out of place or overwrought. The stems of “Mellon Collie and 2000’s Machina/Machine of Gods” shine through, as the Smashing Pumpkins are returning to their best-sounding selves. And to kick off a packed next six months, the band is heading out on tour with Jane’s Addiction and Poppy in October.

Tthe new podcast Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan…

The Smashing Pumpkins’ official video for “Beguiled” from the upcoming album “Atum” vinyl boxset featuring 10 additional unreleased songs available for pre-order now.

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