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Smashing Pumpkins- Teargarden by Keleidyscope & Oceania

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.

Volume 1: Songs for a Sailor
A song for a son
Astral Planes
Widow wake my Mind
A Stitch in Time
Teargarden Theme

Volume 2:The Soltice Bare
The Fellowship
The Freak
Tom Tom
Cottonwood Symphony

Volume Three
Lightning Strikes



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” 
  • “Panopticon” 
  • “The Celestials” 
  • “Violet Rays” 
  • “My Love Is Winter” 
  • “One Diamond, One Heart” 
  • “Pinwheels” 
  • “Oceania” 
  • “Pale Horse” 
  • “The Chimera” 
  • “Glissandra” 
  • “Inkless” 
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Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

The Smashing Pumpkins broke into the musical mainstream with their second album, Siamese Dream in 1993, and now A Remastered Delux Edition of the album, is being Re-Released on 29th November 2011, with the normal version being released a week later on 5th December.

Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988 The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band who were Formed with Billy Corgan on lead vocals, lead guitar and James Iha playing rhythm guitar, the band has also included Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), D’arcy Wretzky (bass), and currently includes Jeff Schroeder (rhythm guitar, backing vocals) Mike Byrne (drums), and Nicole Fiorentino (bass guitar, backing vocals) amongst its membership.

Frontman Billy Corgan is the group’s primary songwriter—his grand musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band’s albums and songs, which all have a diverse, densely layered and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, grunge, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock and shoegazer-style production, as well as full string arrangements and radiant orchestral chimes.

Originally released in 1993 Siamese Dream is Considered by many to be the best album in the Smashing Pumpkins catalogue of Alternative Rock, and was Produced by Butch Vig (who also produced Garbage, Sonic Youth and Nirvana’s Nevermind). It is full of Billy Corgan’s angsty lyrics , which have been variously described as “anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan’s nightmare-land” which are delivered in his signature breathy whine. while James Iha’s & Darcy Wretsky’s provide a suitably awesome guitar sound, which is reinforced by Jimmy Chamberlin’s power drumming.

Unfortunately in 2000, internal fighting, drug use, and diminishing record sales led to a break-up of the band. However In 2006, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin reconvened to record a new Smashing Pumpkins album, the splendidly noisy “Zeitgeist” (One of the songs “Doomsday Clock” is also used in the first Transformers Movie).

The band toured with a rotating lineup of between five and nine musicians through much of 2007 and 2008 before Chamberlin left the band in early 2009. New drummer Mike Byrne and bassist/vocalist Nicole Fiorentino solidified a new lineup with Corgan and Schroeder, toured through much of 2010, and are currently recording the albums Teargarden by Kaleidyscope and Oceania.

1. Cherub rock 
2. Quiet 
3. Today 
4. Hummer 
5. Rocket 
6. Disarm 
7. Soma 
8. Geek U.S.A 
9. Mayonaise 
10. Spaceboy 
11. Silverfuck 
12. Sweet sweet 
13. Luna

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Gish (Deluxe Edition)- Smashing Pumpkins

In addition to re-releasing Siamese Dream, The Smashing Pumpkins classic debut album “Gish”, has also been dusted off, polished, Remastered and and will be Re-released as a 2CD Deluxe Edition on 29th November, it contains lots of extra songs and demos, and Though it is not quite as immediately accessible as Siamese Dream, it is still a great album from start to finish, once you get “into-it”. The album has some slow, beautiful, eerie and intense melodies and quiet, reflective moments, which are interspersed with plenty of lively full-on rock tracks.

  • I Am One (2011 – Remaster)
  • Siva (2011 – Remaster) 
  • Rhinoceros (2011 – Remaster)   
  • Bury Me (2011 – Remaster)    
  • Crush (2011 – Remaster) 
  • Suffer (2011 – Remaster)   
  • Snail (2011 – Remaster)    
  • Tristessa (2011 – Remaster)   
  • Window Paine (2011 – Remaster)   
  • Daydream (2011 – Remaster)       
  • Starla (2011 Mix)    
  • Siva (Peel Session) [2011 – Remaster]    
  • Honeyspider (Reel Time Demos) [2011 Mix]
  • Hippy Trippy (Crush Music Box Demo)
  • Snail (Live Radio Performance)
  • Plume (2011 Mix) 3:34 Not Available   
  • Bury Me (Reel Time Demos) [2011 Mix]
  • Daydream (Old House Demo)
  • Tristessa (Sub Pop Single) [2011 Mix]
  • Girl Named Sandoz (Peel Sessions) [2011 – Remaster]
  • Jesus Is the Sun (Apartment Demo)
  • Blue (Gish Sessions Demo)
  • Smiley (Gish Sessions Demo)
  • I Am One (Reel Time Demos) [2011 Mix]
  • Seam (Suffer/Apartment Demo)
  • La Dolly Vita (2011 Mix)
  • Pulseczar (Gish Sessions Demo)
  • Drown (Alternate Guitar Solo
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Toy Story 3

Recently I decided to watch Toy Story 3 again. In the third installment Andy has grown up and is due to leave for college soon, Meanwhile Buzz, Woody, Jessie and all the other toys face an uncertain future as to whether they are stored in the attic or get donated to the nearby Sunnydale nursery.

Unfortunately due to a slight mix-up all the toys apart from Woody end up being donated to Sunnydale instead of being stored in the attic. Once at Sunnydale the toys meet Lots”O”Huggin bear (Ned Beatty) and the wannabe thespian Mr Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) and decide that maybe Sunnydale isn’t so bad after all. However Woody & Buzz discover the disturbing truth about the place and that Lots”o”Huggin may not be as nice as he first makes out.

So they resolve to escape from Sunnydale, which turns out to be much harder than they thought, and they end up having to take extreme measures to escape and nearly end up paying the ultimate price in the attempt.