The Smashing Pumpkins are releasing two albums within a year of each other starting with 'Monuments to an Elegy' to be followed by 'Day For Night' in 2015, according to singer/guitarist Billy Corgan. Both albums will be released trough Martha’s Music/BMG with a PIAS distribution.
'Monuments to an Elegy' marks the band’s eighth studio album and is the follow-up to their 2012 critically acclaimed album 'Oceania'. It entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4; earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart; and Rolling Stone hailed it as one of the best albums of the year.
A worldwide concert tour in 2012 and 2013 brought the band some of the strongest live reviews of their career and found them blazing new trails on the concert stage, using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen.
'Monuments to an Elegy' was recorded in Chicago with Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, who’s been in the band since 2007. Playing drums throughout is Tommy Lee.
The album was produced by Howard Willing (who first worked with the Pumpkins on the Adore sessions), Corgan and Schroeder. It was mixed by David Bottrill and mastered by Howie Weinberg, who did the same honors for Pumpkins classics in the 90’s.
'Monuments to an Elegy' is "an album within an album,” part of their ongoing work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope (with Day For Night as the project’s last work).
‘Being Beige’ was the long-awaited first single from the forthcoming brand new Smashing Pumpkins album ‘Monuments to an Elegy’.