THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy awards in the process. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation. The PUMPKINS returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist. They have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases.
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS are asking their fans to IMAGINE OCEANIA for the 13 songs on their new album OCEANIA, out June 19 via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution.
Longtime fans of the visual arts–including their groundbreaking music videos and memorable album covers/packaging–THE SMASHING PUMPKINS want to inspire creativity and evoke one’s personal vision for each song, simply based on the title.
That’s the idea behind their new social media endeavor, whereby fans can create their own imagery for any of the album’s 13 songs, tag them with #SPoceania and share them with each other via Instagram, Pinterest, Deviantart, Facebook and Twitter.
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will also share, like, repost and repin on the official SMASHING PUMPKINS social sites and some images may end up on the official website.
Artists can upload photos, designs, paintings and words to imagine their own vision of the songs on OCEANIA including “Quasar,” “Panopticon,” “The Celestials,” “Violet Rays,” “My Love is Winter,” “One Diamond, One Heart,” “Pinwheels,” “Oceania,” “Pale Horse,” “The Chimera,” “Glissandra,” “Inkless” and “Wildflower.” (Full track listing below.) For more information on the campaign, go to http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/oceania/imagine-oceania/.
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS also teamed up with photo specialty blog JPGMAG.com to create their first ever photography challenge series: http://jpgmag.com/blog/2012/05/smashing-pumpkins-oceania.html. Fans submit photos for each of the 13 song title challenges, one photograph from each challenge will be chosen and compiled into a limited edition print-on-demand canvas poster signed by the group.
Fans can preorder OCEANIA now at the following outlets:
iTunes (Digital) – http://bit.ly/KCDWTL
Amazon (CD) – http://amzn.to/LcK4n7
Insound (LP) – http://bit.ly/JKXaKq
And via THE SMASHING PUMPKINS website:
OCEANIA was recorded at singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN’s private studio in Chicago with his bandmates: guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist/vocalist NICOLE FIORENTINO. The 13-song collection (see track listing below) was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE.
Here’s the OCEANIA track listing:
My Love is Winter
One Diamond, One Heart