Smashing Pumpkins’ original lineup release first new music in 18 years

Olivia BeeSiamese Dreams do come true, if you’re a Smashing Pumpkins fan. The original lineup of the band — or three-quarters of it, anyway — today released its first new music in 18 years.

As previously teased by singer Billy Corgan, the name of the track is “Solara.” It’s got the Pumpkins’ unmistakable sound, supported by distorted guitars and a meaty, pounding drum beat. Billy Corgan’s voice is a notch more melodic than vintage-era Pumpkins tunes, with way less vocal fry.

The Pumpkins’ original lineup is intact except for bassist D’arcy Wretzky, who has had numerous …read more

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