Smashing Pumpkins Debut Song On Rocks Off Sister Blog

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

California, look what you've done.

This morning, the Billy Corgan Experience Smashing Pumpkins, who managed to visit Houston twice in less than three months last year, debuted the track "Owata" on West Coast Sound, the music blog of Houston Press sister paper L.A. Weekly.

The chiming "Owata," heavy on either dulcimer, 12-string guitar or both (Lindsey Buckingham, anyone?), is the tenth song released in the Pumpkins' ongoing one-track-at-a-time Teagarden by Kaleidyscope project the band began a while back on its Web site, and the last before they go into the studio to record Oceania, which Corgan describes to WCS as an "album within an album" offshoot of Teagarden. Got all that?

"Even thought I pronounced the album dead, I guess I still want to do another one," he says.

In further Pumpkins news, after securing all the rights to the band's unreleased material, Corgan plans to begin an expanded reissue campaign with Gish, Siamese Dream and Pisces Iscariot this year; Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Aeroplane Flies High and Adore in 2012; and Machinas I and II in 2013.

Check out the song here. After 24 hours, it will become a free download on the Pumpkins' Web site. See where Corgan is coming from in this Weekly interview from 2010.

Follow Rocks Off on Facebook and on Twitter at @HPRocksOff.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.