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Taken from Loudwire (Sep 20, 2022)

Smashing Pumpkins Announce 3-Part Album 'ATUM,' Share New Song 'Beguiled'

by Philip Trapp


Smashing Pumpkins 2022
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 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000's Machina/The Machines of God, it arrives in three parts this fall. The band had previously talked up the effort over the last two years.


The Pumpkins 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 ATUM as early as fall 2020. The band's 11th album, Cyr, came out that November. Corgan previously spoke to the "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 The Tonight Show on Friday (Sept. 23), per 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.







 
 

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