ICYMI: The Corganator has hooked back up with OG bandmates James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin for a fresh world tour featuring the band performing classic tracks from their first five albums, however the whole thing’s been somewhat overshadowed by an ugly stink surrounding bassist D’arcy Wretzky’s exclusion from proceedings.
Nonetheless, Corgan has continued teasing new tunes from the reunited trio, and he’s now released the names of a bunch of them via Instagram.
Revealing that he, Iha, and Chamberlin would be returning to Malibu next week “to sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs” for eight songs, he went on to list the titles of the fresh crop of recordings (which are apparently being produced by the legendary Rick Rubin) as ‘Alienation’, ‘Travels’, ‘Silvery Sometimes’, ‘Solara’, ‘With Sympathy’, ‘Marchin’ On’, ‘Knights of Malta’, and ‘Seek and You Shall Destroy’.
It’ll be interesting to see if any of them end up being the band’s next ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ or ‘Disarm’.
Corgan, Iha, and Chamberlin haven’t recorded together since The Pumpkins’ 2000 double LP, Machina.
FYI the Pumpkinhead’s accompanying pic on Insta appears to be some kind of quote referencing himself, likely in light of D’arcy Wretzky’s incredible spray against him recently.
Check it out for yourself below.
Good day! Back home in Chicago, snowy and unfair as she is, with a week to refine lyrics for the 8 new SP songs, whilst also finishing hope a couple more solo songs. The solo album is currently between 16 and 18 songs, and still in need of overdubs. And speaking of overdubs, we'll be back in Malibu next week to sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs with James and Jeff. Busy! But good busy. And for birdwatchers, here are the titles for the 8 Smashing Pumpkins songs: Alienation, Travels, Silvery Sometimes, Solara, With Sympathy, Marchin' On, Knights of Malta, Seek and You Shall Destroy