Alt-rock icons, the Smashing Pumpkins have announced an upcoming double album, CYR is due out on Friday, November 27th (pre-order here). The mammoth 20-track release will feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, alongside late-era guitarist, Jeff Schroeder joining the lineup. Following some cryptic posts in the lead-up, the band broke the exciting news on social media.
So far, the Pumpkins have shared a stylised black and white music video for the album’s title track, “Cyr” and the audio for another called “The Colour Of Love.” Both tracks draw on dark dance and post-punk influences – something of a new direction from the alt-rock heavyweights – while sounding unmistakable like the Smashing Pumpkins. Watch the “Cyr” music video below.
Smashing Pumpkins | “Cyr”
And, if a double album’s not exciting enough, the band have also announced a five-part animated series called, In Ashes which was created by Billy Corgan and animated by Deep Sky. The first two episodes are set to arrive on Friday (September 25th) but you can watch the first teaser below.
The Smashing Pumpkins | In Ashes
CYR marks the Pumpkins first full-length release since 2018’s Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. The album will arrive on multiple formats, including vinyl, CD and digital download on November 27th.
The Cyr Deluxe Box Set includes gatefold jacket with two 180 gram exclusive “black ice” coloured vinyl LP’s, a 24-page lyric booklet, album cover poster, “CYR” music video photobook and more. Check out the CYR bundle options available to pre-order, here.
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