Teargarden by Kaleidyscope

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Teargarden by Kaleidyscope is the set of new songs currently being recorded by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, to comprise the band’s eighth full studio album, in a combined form of separate single music downloads and a series of physical EPs, released exclusively.

Formally announced by the frontman Billy Corgan on September 16, 2009, the 44-song concept album will be released over the Internet, from the band’s official website for free, one song at a time. Each time a set of four tracks has been made available for download, it will then be made available for purchase in two formats: a physical limited edition EP on CD and digital format. All eleven EPs will culminate as a box set with extended versions of the initial EPs. Corgan has described Teargarden by Kaleidyscope as “a new kind of album, an album you can hear as it’s being made.”

The following are the songs that were made available to download so far:
“A Song for a Son” – 6:03 (Made available December 8, 2009)”Widow Wake My Mind” – 4:27 (Made available January 18, 2010)

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  • WasNotWhyNot

    the artwork is really good I think

    27 Apr 8:45pm Reply
  • xspiralflamesx

    A 44-song album? i can't wait to hear it!

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • LuckyMark81

    I agree with IlaSkywalker, the artwork is kind of lame. However, I don't agree with anybody who says this album sucks.

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ChoedanKal

    The uneven-streak remains unbroken.

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
  • EiraVanora

    i can't seem to be able to download any of the songs except for Freak. =(

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • ChoedanKal

    Hit: A Song For A Son, A Stitch In Time; Miss: Widow Wake My Mind, Astral Planes. So remember kids, the good Teargarden-Songs are the ones with uneven numbers. And if Billy keeps this up, we'll end up with 22 little gems. I'm okay with that...

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • JeroenKlomp

    Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol. 1: Songs For a Sailor

    11 Apr 2010 Reply
  • barsam2

    the three released songs until now 'a song for a son', 'widow wake my mind' and 'a stitch in time' are not so good, though I have an awesome live version of song for a son with trumpets in it at the end, sounds great live... let's hope, the next album-tracks will be better...

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
  • IlaSkywalker

    The artwork totally sucks. It sucks in a creepy way. Completely.

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • pierremaurice

    This album is going to be the worst album ever written by Corgan. I think he should go back to Chicago. LA's air is making him sick.

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Mangosucka

    I really love this album so far, my expatations are really high.

    11 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Bolshevized

    The songs are decent. The "problem", if that's the word, is that the mastering doesn't do the songs any favors (they sound dry and compressed), and they're being released as crappy 192 kbps MP3s. Things should improve once we get some CD-quality audio and high quality live performances.

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • mickismick

    Good so far. Can't wait to hear the other 42 songs set for release. :)

    20 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Joshoewaa

    this project seems interesting...

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • HansBP

    Great album!

    14 Dec 2009 Reply

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