Smashing Pumpkins releases their new album today. This is after front man Billy Corgan tried getting fans to support a different platform of releasing tunes. He had put out a slew of tracks, for free online, called Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. While die-hards flocked to it, it still didn’t perform up to Corgan’s standards. That wasn’t what Corgan had predicted would happen. He’s been critical of the music biz recently saying that it’s changed drastically. In spite of knowing the landscape has changed, Corgan decided to release a full-out album. You can pick up Oceania today.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers are releasing song pairings over a span of several months from August to early next year. The tunes were recorded during the I’m With You sessions. They’ll release the songs “Strange Man” and “Long Progression” August 14th. Then they’ll release two more September 11th … then two more October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th, December 18th and into next year. You’ll be able to grab those up either digitally or on a 7-inch vinyl which all you audiophiles are sure to enjoy.
Speaking of releases, Incubus is about to release a DVD/CD of a free concert they performed last summer. It’s gonna be called “Incubus HQ Live,” and will feature a mix of six different nights Incubus played shows—concerts that were also streamed online. But, you’ll be able to pick up the high quality version on DVD and CD August 14th, the same day Incubus kicks off a tour with Linkin Park.
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