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American Gothic is the fourth EP by The Smashing Pumpkins. It was released in January 2008, with Billy Corgan describing it as a continuation of their 2007 album Zeitgeist. Corgan told the LA Times that the band had "finally turned the corner... where it's starting to feel like our music again, and not theirs, whoever 'they' might be," referring to the band's choice to continue making music without a record label. The EP contains four unreleased acoustic tracks recorded in the late 2007. Consequence of Sound wrote "If anything, Gothic is a step forward from Zeitgeist", while AllMusic said the EP "proves that the well-received Zeitgeist wasn't just a Corgan-fueled fluke".