Smashing Pumpkins Sign to BMG, Reveal Plans for 'Monuments to an Elegy' and 'Day for Night' Albums

Smashing Pumpkins Sign to BMG, Reveal Plans for 'Monuments to an Elegy' and 'Day for Night' Albums
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Coming off of his recent eight-hour improvised performance at a tea shop, Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan has announced the band have inked a deal with BMG and will be delivering two new albums in 2015.

While details behind the sets are still shaping up, Corgan confirmed the move from Martha's Music/Universal Music in a blog post today (March 25), noting the albums that will be delivered via the new deal with BMG will be titled Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night. Recording sessions apparently started today, with Adore producer Howard Willing handling the sessions with the Pumpkins.

Corgan noted that a number of songs have already been written for the pair of platters, adding of the direction: "think: 'guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars;' but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic." He then hinted that a new single could show up by year's end.

The songwriter had previously teased the follow-up to 2012's Oceania by noting to MTV Hive, "I'm starting to write new songs for the next Pumpkins album... I have a title for the next album but I won't tell. It's going to be a cruel record. Vengeance is mine."