Oceania, the seventh studio album from the Smashing Pumpkins, is streaming freely online ahead of its official release date. Interested parties may access the stream at iTunes.
Earlier this summer, frontman Billy Corgan disclosed that the LP is only the first in the 44-song cycle, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, the first songs of which were released in 2009.
"I was dead set on making an album where every song was just as valuable as any other, ignoring the typical claptrap you hear about needing a single. The only way to make the case that every song on Oceania is worth hearing is to put your heart into the sequence as a cohesive whole. Once we felt we'd achieved that balance, only then did we let anyone outside our world hear the record we'd made," Corgan told NME.
Oceania, distributed on the EMI label, is due June 18.
by RTT Staff Writer
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