New Music Releases: Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan is back with another Smashing Pumpkins album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope 1: Songs for a Sailor, and says the album “harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins; atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty,” although he does have a new lineup for the band that includes guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino. “Each song we’ve recorded is like its own movie,” says Corgan, who has offered up the album up for free song-by-song on the band’s website. “Hopefully when you put all 44 songs together they’ll create a bigger journey that can only be seen when you have all the pieces to the map.” Of course, die-hard fans can purchase the limited edition box set, which is packaged in a silk-screened wooden box….

True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Volume 2 includes new tracks from Beck, Lucinda Williams with Elvis Costello and Robbie Robertson….

Stone Temple Pilots are back with their first album since 2001. The album is self-titled and Don Was produced some tracks…

Jack White’s wife, model Karen Elson, releases her debut album, entitled The Ghost Who Walks and produced by White….

The latest offering from Hank Williams III is called Rebel Within…..

John Prine’s new album, In Person & On Stage, features guest appearances from Emmylou Harris and Josh Ritter

Be Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash’s ‘Songs For Beginners’ features contributions from Fleet FoxesRobin Pecknold, Brendan Benson, and Nash’s daughter Nile Nash….

The SNL skit-turned-film MacGruber offers up a soundtrack that features tracks by Michael Bolton, Toto, The Black Keys and The Hives

The soundtrack for Sex and the City 2 features new tracks by Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Leona Lewis….

Widespread Panic’s latest offering, Dirty Side Down, includes a cover of Vic Chestnutt’s “This Cruel Thing”….

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