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Smashing Pumpkins to Release 2 Albums in 2015

Billy Corgan hopes to have new single out by end of year

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs in Glastonbury, England.
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March 25, 2014 4:43 PM ET

The Smashing Pumpkins will release two new albums in 2015, Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night, and hope to have a new single out by the end of the year after inking a new deal with label BMG, frontman Billy Corgan announced on the band's website today.

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"For those interested in sound, think: 'guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars,'" Corgan wrote, "but more so on the epic side of things than, say, grossly metallic."

The band kicked off recording sessions Tuesday as well, and Corgan noted that most of the songs have already been written and are ready to go. The albums will be produced by Howard Willing, who started working with the band on their 1998 album, Adore.

You'll also be able to follow the recording process on the band's new website, The Panopticon, where Corgan said they'll post "song titles, lyrics, poetic impressions, pictures, sound clips, studio gear and the like offered for a circuitous, bird’s eye view of the process as it unfolds." Corgan wrote that the new site will "better address the speed of modern life" through "its simplicity."

The Smashing Pumpkins haven't released a new LP since 2012's Oceania, though Corgan announced on Twitter about a year ago to the day that he'd begun writing songs for the follow-up. Still, the frontman's been keeping busy: The Pumpkins reissued their classic Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness last year, and Corgan recently hosted an eight-hour electronic jam based around Herman Hesse's 1922 existentialist novella, Siddhartha.

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