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The New Smashing Pumpkins Song “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” is Pretty Alright!


There was a whole lotta hype surrounding the Smashing Pumpkins original lineup “reunion” this past spring (minus bassist D’Arcy Wretzky) and subsequent tour, but the band’s new song “Solara,” released in June, was quite a let down. Meh. Boring. Nothing exciting about it.

But this, their latest track “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”… this one I can get behind. It’s classic Mellon Collie-era Pumpkins with subdued, fuzzy guitars and a mid-paced groove, and it features Billy Corgan doing his best Billy Corgan, crooning over top with a hummable melody. It’s almost Future Islands-esque in nature, minus Samuel T. Herring’s sick dance moves. While the band’s not gonna gain many new fans with this approach, it’s definitely going to satisfy those longing for proper Pumpkins tunes, me included.

Watch the video below. You can skip the first two minutes, which feature an apparently still-alive Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) playing a smarmy gameshow host, and just get right to the track. New album Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. is due out on November 16 on Corgan’s own Martha’s Music (via Napalm Records).

[via Ghost Cult Mag]

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