Loudwire (Sep 20, 2022)
Smashing Pumpkins Announce 3-Part Album 'ATUM,' Share New Song 'Beguiled'
by Philip Trapp
Smashing Pumpkins 2022. Photo by Paul Elledge
This week, the
Smashing Pumpkins announced their 12th studio album, ATUM. Pronounced "autumn" and billed as a sequel to 1995's and 2000's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness , it arrives in three parts this fall. The band had previously talked up the effort over the last two years. Machina/The Machines of God
previewed the forthcoming album with the single " Beguiled" on Monday (Sept. 19).
ATUM, called a "rock opera in three acts" by the Billy Corgan-led alt-rockers, emerges piecemeal on Nov. 15 (Act 1), Jan. 31, 2023 (Act 2), and April 21, 2023 (Act 3). A box set of the full album with bonus tracks will accompany the final act's release. Pre-order it here.
Before it received its title, Smashing Pumpkins
confirmed work on as ATUM early as fall 2020. The band's 11th album, , came out that November. Corgan previously spoke to the " Cyr rock opera" aspects of ATUM.
This week, Corgan also announced a new podcast,
Thirty-Three With William Patrick Corgan. Each episode will feature an unreleased Pumpkins song. Listen to it here.
Smashing Pumpkins are set to perform "Beguiled" on
on Friday (Sept. 23), per The Tonight Show Pitchfork. They'll tour North America with Jane's Addiction and Poppy throughout the fall. See the dates under the video. Get tickets here. Listen to "Beguiled" below.