Smashing Pumpkins are one of the vital prolific bands round — they only launched ATUM, a 33-track rock opera — however they’ve much more music we haven’t heard. Throughout a takeover of SiriusXM’s Lithium, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin revealed that the band recorded each a psychedelic album and a Christmas album through the COVID-19 shutdown that nobody’s heard.
“Over the pandemic, I’ve a studio at my home,” Chamberlin mentioned. “Billy has a studio at his home. We stay 20 minutes away. We’re not neighbors, however we’re actually shut to one another. We will get to one another’s homes in a short time. We recorded near 80 songs over the pandemic.”
Chamberlin continued, “So we did the CYR file. We had a psychedelic file that we had on a again burner that we by no means received to. We recorded that. We did a Christmas file that we’d by no means gotten to, after which we did the three, the ATUM, the 33 track, which was the capper. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, please let or not it’s over. Proper?’”
“However, no, it was nice. I imply, you don’t get these large blocks of time anymore. You’re at all times both on tour, you’re doing stuff like this. You’re being pulled in 1,000,000 totally different instructions. So COVID was, we discovered that this may very well be the one cut-off date the place we have now a 12 months and even two years to only merely create music with none logistic constraints on the method.”
It doesn’t seem like Smashing Pumpkins have any plans to launch the Christmas album, however hey, we have now no scarcity of music to pore over. Corgan even paid off a hacker to stop ATUM from being leaked early, so the completed product is probably going as immersive and grandiose as Smashing Pumpkins’ greatest work.