Billy Corgan took to the Smashing Pumpkins' website to reveal that the first of those two albums that are due out in 2015, Monuments to an Elegy, is almost finished recording. He wrote “Thrilled to report that we now have our album in total, as top songs are arranged and set for drum tracking,” adding “so over the next 3 days I’ll be focusing on vocal arrangements, lyrics, and tweaking the overall aesthetics of the record as I hope it shall be. At least then I’ll be able to share a different narrative for a spell, and get off this merry-go-round we’ve all been on.” We should be getting the first single by the end of the year, and the theme of the record is 'guitars, guitars, guitars', so who knows? Maybe it won't be too bad.

If you're looking forward to Corgan's forthcoming experimental record AEGEA, there's some good news on that front as well. Pre-orders for that album will begin in three weeks, and he's revealed the album artwork which you can view below.

  • Tracklist:
  • 01. Being Beige (World’s on Fire)
  • 02. Anti-Hero
  • 03. Tiberius
  • 04. Run to Me
  • 05. One and All
  • 06. Drum and Life
  • 07. Dorian
  • 08. Monuments
  • 09. Anaise