Billy Corgan took to Instagram to offer an update on Smashing Pumpkins progress in the studio this weekend....they're DONE! He also confirmed the 8 songs he released names for last month will be released across two 4-song EPs this year, with the first song arriving (likely) in May.The Shiny and Oh So Bright' ep's 1 + 2 will feature the songs: Solara, Marchin' On, Travels, Seek and You Shall Destroy, With Sympathy, Knights of Malta, Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts), and Alienation.
A friend (@mancowmuller if you must know) recently asked me why every photo on my IG is taken with my shirt off. Now, that doesn't exactly jive with my memory, but that's fine. There is the world we actually live in and then the one we think thru false impression exists, and I'm fine with both; knowing that I must navigate both. So in this photo I don't have a shirt on, just a robe, and it's for you Erich even though you have a lovely wife. In other 'news', recording is now finished for the upcoming 'Shiny and Oh So Bright' ep's 1 + 2, which ended last night with a truly epic sing on Knights of Malta with 3 unbelievably talented women. Probably one of my favorite experiences ever recording with @smashingpumpkins, right up there with the strings on 'Tonight'. So yes, it's *all* save for the mixing and mastering. Thank you to everyone who has been so sweet and supportive. We hope to make you proud. @jamesihaofficial @chamberdrums @jjjschroeder #SP2018 #shinyandohsobright
SP update: So almost all the musical side is done with 2 days to go, leaving background vocals and last minute touches/flourishes/drang. For those who missed it, the 8 songs are as titled: Solara, Marchin' On, Travels, Seek and You Shall Destroy, With Sympathy, Knights of Malta, Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts), and Alienation. The intended plan being to release the songs over two, four song E.P.'s, with a first song most likely due out in May. Also, we just did a long-ranging interview for the New York Times, which given the questions asked will address many of the things we get asked about here on IG. So look out for that soon..Tra la.... @smashingpumpkins