THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
Double Album, Cyr, Out on Today via Sumerian Records
The Smashing Pumpkins have released their highly-anticipated eleventh studio album, CYR (via Sumerian Records). A 20-track double album, produced by Billy Corgan in Chicago, also joined by fellow founding members Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
Listen to ‘CYR’
“CYR represents, at least symbolically, the makings of a dissociativelife, which best as we can tell IS modern life: as presented through a variety of sources; past, present, and future.” Explains Corgan. “Where even our own story as a band is often represented as something more grotesque and glorious than we actually experienced it. Which, it should be noted, is fine. Because we've never fought the dream as a collective, or it's prickly twin (hence the snazzy title of one of our earliest records). So in CYR you get 20 pieces of fractured ideology, neither here nor there but that's sort of the point. To ape that which in the post-technology age is not so easily defined and pinned down, but can be shown in a lithe, restless melody”.
Since August, the GRAMMY® Award-winning, alternative rock luminaries have been releasing a steady stream of tracks, music videos and animated episodes (from their five-part animated series IN ASHES) to wide critical acclaim. Tracks ‘Cyr,’ ‘The Color of Love,’ ‘Confessions of a Dopamine Addict,’ ‘Wrath,’ ‘Anno Satana,’ ‘Birch Grove,’ ‘Wyttch,’ and ‘Ramona,’ alongside accompanying official music videos ‘Cyr,’ ‘Ramona, ’directed by Linda Strawberry), and the most recent Charlotte Kemp-Muhl-directed ‘Wyttch,’ the world of CYR has seen a refreshing and welcomed embrace from The Smashing Pumpkins community of fans and critics alike. With a world tour postponed, the band also decided to create ‘IN ASHES,’ a five-part animated sci-fi series set to the soundtrack of select songs from CYR. Episode 4, ‘Owl Wait’ (set to the soundtrack of Wyttch) was released earlier this week and the final installment, episode 5 ‘Lost In The Dream Factory’ (set to the soundtrack of Purple blood) premieres today
exclusively on Apple Music.
In other news, to commemorate its 25th year anniversary, the band revealed exclusive details on their forthcoming 33-track sequel to the Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album, as well as Machina; the third in a trilogy of expansive and conceptual works underway. They also teased a Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness world arena tour announcement to come in 2021. Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin spoke to Daniel P Carter and answered fan questions via a virtual live-streamed chat on album’s anniversary last week. Watch HERE.
The Smashing Pumpkins’ animated series ‘In Ashes’ are available to watch on the band’s YouTube Channel.
Episode 1: As The Crow Flies (set to the soundtrack of The Colour Of Love) HERE
Episode 2: Inspirations, Aspirations (set to Confessions of a Dopamine Addict) HERE
Episode 3: I’m In Love With Your God (set to the soundtrack of Anno Satana) HERE
Episode 4: Owl Wait (set to the soundtrack of Wyttch) HERE
Episode 5: Lost In The Dream Factory’ (set to the soundtrack of Purple blood) HERE
Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993's 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995's 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The band has released seven additional studio albums; Adore, Machina/The Machines of God, Machina II/The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music, Zeitgeist, Oceania, Monuments to an Elegy and their last full-length, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1 / LP: No Past, No Future, No Sun. With over 30 million physical albums sold, the multiple GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains an undeniable force in alternative rock.
‘CYR’ follows the band’s 2018 Rick Rubin-produced full-length SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN and accompanying headlining tours that sold in excess of 350,000 tickets across North America; selling out arenas including The Forum, United Center, Madison Square Garden and many more
Cyr Art direction and design by TNSN DVSN.
1. The Colour of Love
2. Confessions of a Dopamine Addict
4. Dulcet in E
7. Anno Satana
8 Birch Grove
11. Purple Blood
12. Save Your Tears
14. Black Forest, Black Hills
17. The Hidden Sun
19. Tyger, Tyger
CYR is out worldwide now!
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