Smashing Pumpkins Set 'Oceania' Release Date, Link Up With EMI

Smashing Pumpkins Set 'Oceania' Release Date, Link Up With EMI
Alt-rock icons Smashing Pumpkins have been talking up their delayed Oceania album for quite some time now, but Billy Corgan and co. will finally get to flaunt the release when it sees issue this June.

While initially planned as a fall 2011 release, the album will officially arrive June 19 in the U.S. and overseas via EMI Label Services/ Caroline Distribution. It's still unclear, however, how the album will be delivered in Canada.

As previously reported, Oceania serves as an "album within an album" for the group's ongoing 44-song Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project. That said, the reportedly 13-song cycle exists as a separate entity.

"The Smashing Pumpkins created Oceania as an album experience, and it is intended for the process of the release to follow a path of inclusion, so that best efforts are made for all the fans hear it at the same time as press or radio," band manager Peter Katsis said in a statement.

More info, from cover art to tracklisting to Canadian release details, will no doubt arrive before Oceania's street date.