Teargarden by Kaleidyscope is the eighth album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It contains 44 individual songs, which are being released one track at a time through free MP3 downloads over the course of several years. As of May 2011, ten songs have been made available for free download and two physical, limited-edition EPs, each containing four of the songs, have been released.
Announced by the band’s frontman Billy Corgan on September 16, 2009, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope is a concept album inspired by the Tarot, and in Corgan’s words, “a new kind of album which you can hear as it’s being made.” It is currently being released over the Internet, from the band’s official website for free, one song at a time. Each time a set of four tracks is made available for download, it is later made available for purchase as an EP box set. Once each of the planned eleven five-song sets have been released, the entire album will reportedly be released as a box set with entirely new packaging and exclusive content.
Oceania is the ninth album and was tentatively scheduled to be released on September 1, 2011, but the release date has since been pushed to early 2012. Oceania is a part of the band’s ongoing 44-song concept album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Here is the Track-listing
- “Quasar/Stella Polaris and the People Mover”
- “The Celestials”
- “Violet Rays”
- “My Love Is Winter”
- “One Diamond, One Heart”
- “Pale Horse”
- “The Chimera”