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Billy Corgan and his merry crew of misfits are back with the sixth track off the monolithic 44-song album that is Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.
It’s called “Spangled” and it’s a short, pretty love song about getting tangled up with a lover under the twinkling nighttime stars.
As always, Billy is being awesome and giving away this track (and all five other ones) for free at the band’s website. “Spangled” is the second track that will appear on the second EP, Vol 2: The Solstice Bare, that makes up the larger 44-song album.
Billy Corgan hit the nail on the head in a recent interview with Spin. He was talking about what it’s like to play new material during shows and had this to say:
the internet really influences how people think about music. So you play a new song live and everybody goes, “Oh, I hate that song.” Then you record a new version of the song that obviously sounds better. But people have already decided they don’t like the song, even though they haven’t heard the recorded version.
It’s a definite tight rope that artists have to walk all the time, particularly in this day and age when fans will post shitty cell phone camera quality videos of the show online hours after it’s over. And of course, hardcore fans who weren’t at the show will be dying to hear the new material, but what they get is a less than ideal quality version of it.
So it’s rare when you watch one of these videos and immediately know that the new song is going to kick all kinds of ass.
But that’s exactly the case with this footage of Kylesa playing a new, as yet unnamed song, during a show in Ireland last month. The sound quality isn’t that bad, which helps, but the song just sounds amazing. It’s got a super-chilled out stoner vibe, and the riff really reminds me of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind.”
This just makes me that much more excited for Kylesa’s new album, Spiral Shadow, which drops October 26th.
I was beginning to think Billy Corgan would never get around to releasing the next song in The Smashing Pumpkins 44-song beast of an album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.
It’s been almost three months since the band released “Astral Planes,” which capped the first four-song EP, Vol 1: Songs for a Sailor.
The new track, called “Freak,” will be the first song on Vol 2: The Solstice Bare. The song’s got a killer fuzzy groove and it sounds like it could have appeared on the Zeitgeist album. Most people didn’t like that album, but I enjoyed it a lot. Like the rest of these songs, Corgan is cool enough to be giving “Freak” away for free, so head on over to the band’s site to download them all.
But Billy, let’s pick up the pace on these releases. At this rate, I’ll be collecting social security before all 44 songs are done.
First off thanks to Paste for leading me to this one.
I know that recently there has been a lot of speculation around Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan…..and I am hoping thats its all rumor …..please let it all be just rumors. Regardless of all that stuff it looks like Jessica Simpson has released the song “Who We Are” that was written by both of them, which will be the theme song to Simpson’s upcoming show The Price of Beauty.
Honestly I am not quite sure what to think of this. I should say that I never really listened to Simpson’s music aside from the stuff that plays in the background at random places I would go to, but it seemed kinda boring. Somewhat formulaic power pop. It’s not surprising that Corgan would help write such poppy/happy lyrics, he has done it before (but now doesn’t want to even talk about that era).
Anyway download it here, and let me know what you think.