Smashing Pumpkins sign with EMI to release "album within an album" in June

Smashing Pumpkins sign with EMI to release "album within an album" in June

For at least three years, in between tending to his wrestling-related endeavors and being one of the most entertaining interview subjects around, Billy Corgan has been slaving away on a massive (and massively insane) 44-song concept record. It's called Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, and it was originally conceived as an Internet-only album, with songs released as they were recorded. The project is ongoing—three EPs have already been released—and now includes a so-called "album within an album" called Oceania, which will be released via traditional record-label channels on June 19. In fact, Oceania will be put out by EMI, the band's original label. You can check out the epic title track below. The 12-minute song is really a suite of short tracks, which makes it practically a mini-album within an album within an album.

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