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Oceania is the eighth studio album from The Smashing Pumpkins, released in June 2012. Produced by Billy Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud, the album forms part of the band's 34-track project album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Corgan said the album is partly about "people struggling to find a social identity in today's fast-paced, technology-rich culture", adding "I think alienation seems to be the key theme – alienation in love and alienation in culture". The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Independent Albums chart. A live performance of the album, Oceania: Live in NYC, was released in September, 2013.
|“||Then Bon [producer] said he really loved the song, and thought it was the best thing we'd worked on. He said, "Mind if I fuck it up for you?" So then I went away, came back and thought what Bon had done was really beautiful. Then the whole song clicked for me.||”|
|— Billy Corgan, SheKnows Media interview, August 2005|
- ...that the arrangements for TheFutureEmbrace followed an unusual process of splitting melodies into four parts based on their pitch, and the production team would program synths in each voicing and combine them into a multitrack recording?
- ...that Sharon Osbourne briefly managed The Smashing Pumpkins in late 1999?
- ...that the song "Siva" was originally called "Shiva" in reference to Indian/Asian folklore, and the band still pronounces it "Shiva"?
- ...that "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" was one of 165 songs strongly recommended to be pulled from radio following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?
- ...that The Smashing Pumpkins single "Untitled" was chosen to be the end credit song for Shrek, but the offer was withdrawn and given to Smash Mouth instead?
September 21, 2023
- The second HUF × Smashing Pumpkins collaboration goes live, offering iconic SP visuals on specially designed apparel. Some items sell out within minutes.
September 19, 2023
September 17, 2023
- At the Siamese Dream 30th Anniversary shows, Billy Corgan announces pre-order has begun for an upcoming release of a 12-inch maxi single of "Mayonaise". It quickly sells out.
September 16, 2023
September 7, 2023
Today in history October 5
- 1996: "Muzzle" peaked at #57 on the US Radio Songs (Billboard) chart
- 1988: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Metro; Chicago, IL, US – The Smashing Pumpkins first show as a full band
- 1989: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Avalon; Chicago, IL, US
- 1991: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Saint Andrew's Hall; Detroit, MI, US
- 1993: (The Smashing Pumpkins) First Avenue; Minneapolis, MN, US
- 1996: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Rosemont Horizon; Rosemont, IL, US
- 2000: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Coliseu do Porto; Porto, PT
- 2011: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Wiltern Theatre; Los Angeles, CA, US
- 2012: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Rexall Place; Edmonton, AB, CA
- 2017: (Billy Corgan) Royal Society of Arts; London, UK
- 2022: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Moody Center; Austin, TX, US