Following the release of their latest critically acclaimed singles ‘Cyr’ and ‘The Colour Of Love’, GRAMMY® Award-winning, alternative rock luminaries, The Smashing Pumpkins have revealed details on their forthcoming eleventh studio album, titled ‘CYR’, which is set for release via Sumerian Records on Friday, November 27. The album is available for pre-order at this link.
The 20-track full-length double album was produced by front-man Billy Corgan and recorded in Chicago, and features founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
Global praise continues to pour in since the release of their current single and album namesake ‘Cyr’ – which was #1 most added at Alternative Radio in the US first week of release, and debuted at #192 on the German airplay chart today – and ‘The Colour of Love’, both from their now confirmed forthcoming double album. Variety applauded the songs for remaining “rooted in the now” and for “effortlessly taking their place alongside a catalog of cherished Smashing Pumpkins classics” While Billboard exclaimed: “The Smashing Pumpkins are getting ready to smash it up once more”. The accompanying music video for ‘Cyr’ – co-directed by Linda Strawberry and Billy Corgan – amassed an impressive 1 million views upon release. Watch the official music video for ‘Cyr’ below.
Today, the band also released the trailer and details for their upcoming five-part animated series, titled ‘In Ashes’, created by Billy Corgan and animation by Deep Sky. The first two episodes ‘As The Crow Flies’ and ‘Inspirations, Aspirations’ will be revealed on September 25, along with new music from the album.
Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album “Gish” in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum “Siamese Dream” and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”. The band has released seven additional studio albums; “Adore”, “Machina/The Machines of God”, “Machina II/The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music”, “Zeitgeist”, “Oceania”, “Monuments to an Elegy” and their last full-length, “Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1 / LP: No Past, No Future, No Sun”. With over 30 million physical albums sold, the multiple GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains an undeniable force in alternative rock.
‘CYR’ follows the band’s 2018 Rick Rubin-produced full-length “SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN” and accompanying headlining tours that sold in excess of 350,000 tickets across North America; selling out arenas including The Forum, United Center, Madison Square Garden and many more.