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Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Patrick Corgan debuts somber first single from new solo album

August 22 2017, 3:16 PM EDT By Maggie Dickman


[Photo by: Alpha Pan]

Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Patrick Corgan announced his second album, Ogilala, set to be released Oct. 13 via BMG.

Hear its first single, “Aeronaut,” below.

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The record was produced by Rick Rubin and is currently available for preorder here.

"For as long as I can remember the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I'd pen for whatever band was something I couldn't explain. And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time or era. The lone difference on songs for Ogilala is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment," Corgan explains. 

"Having written the songs for voice and guitar, I put myself in Rick's hands to take the music wherever he'd like. Normally I would have done more, and tinkered more on production, but rather Rick put the onus on me to deliver at a molecular level via live takes. The rest was simply a reaction."

Listen to “Aeronaut” below:

Plus, see the record’s tracklisting and Corgan’s forthcoming tour dates below:

Tracklisting:
1. Zowie
2. Processional
3. The Spaniards
4. Aeronaut
5. The Long Goodbye
6. Half-Life Of An Autodidact
7. Amarinthe
8. Antietam
9. Mandaryne
10. Shiloh
11. Archer

Dates:
October 14- Brooklyn, NY. Murmrr Theatre
October 15- Brooklyn, NY. Murmrr Theatre
October 18- Wilmington, DE. Grand Opera House
October 20- Toronto, ON. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 24- Chicago, IL. Athenaeum Theatre
October 25- Chicago, IL. Athenaeum Theatre
October 27- Nashville, TN. CMA Theater
October 29 - Boulder, CO. Boulder Theater
November 1- San Francisco, CA. Herbst Theatre
November 2- San Francisco, CA. Herbst Theatre
November 9- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 10- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 11- Los Angeles, CA. Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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