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Smashing Pumpkins Relive Their Glory Days On New Song ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’

Written by Emmy Mack on September 14, 2018

Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha have released their second piece of music together as the reunited Smashing Pumpkins, ahead of their upcoming new album.

Dubbed ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’, the band’s latest reunion single is a wistful and uplifting mid-tempo rocker in the vein of ‘1979’ and would not have sounded out of place on 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness LP.

Produced by Rick Rubin, the track also features Pumpkins 2.0 member Jeff Schroeder on guitar, with the band switching to a three-guitar lineup to emulate their signature layered sound.

Notably absent from proceedings is OG bassist D’arcy Wretzky, who’s been involved in an ugly and very public mud-slinging match with Corgan since her exclusion from the band’s big reunion (and FYI Corgan has since proclaimed that she will never be returning).

The 3/4 reunited Pumpkins were believed to be releasing two new EPs in the near future, after dropping their debut reunion track ‘Solara’ back in June.

The band will now release a new eight-track album called Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. on 16th November.

The disc will mark the first LP to feature Pumpkins OGs Corgan, Iha, and Chamberlin together since 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God.

The reunited band have also been touring North American under the banner of Shiny And Oh So Bright, following their star-studded 30th anniversary show.

No Australian dates have been announced yet, and prospects don’t look amazing following Corgan’s recent revelation that Aussie promoters aren’t keen to bring the Pumpkins down under.

While we wait to find out more, you can give The Smashing Pumpkins’ new single ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’ a spin below.

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