The Smashing Pumpkins Return To EMI For Highly Anticipated 7th Album
March 27, 2012 at 8:57 AM (PT)
EMI LABEL SERVICES/CAROLINE DISTRIBUTION has announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with MARTHA’S MUSIC to release the highly anticipated seventh studio album from THE SMASHING PUMPKINS entitled Oceania on JUNE 19th. The agreement covers the world excluding CANADA, BRAZIL, AND AUSTRALIA. EMI’s relationship with THE SMASHING PUMPKINS dates back more than 20 years, to the release of Gish in 1991. That album was reissued this past NOVEMBER, along with 1993’s Siamese Dream.
Produced by THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ frontman BILLY CORGAN, Oceania is an intense and dynamic offering that will appeal to new and existing fans of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS alike. The band’s forthcoming record, is "an album within an album," part of their 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.
PETER KATSIS, manager of SMASHING PUMPKINS for PROSPECT PARK said, "THE SMASHING PUMPKINS created Oceania as an album experience, and it is intended for the process of the release to follow a path of inclusion, so that best efforts are made for all the fans hear it at the same time as press or radio. We were excited to find partners in EMI LABEL SERVICES that were equally passionate about the plan for the album release as well as being huge fans of THE PUMPKINS."