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William Patrick Corgan announces 'Ogilala'


Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:15 pm
Rick Rubin-produced solo album due out Oct. 13; album pre-orders start today
Debut track, 'Aeronaut,' available everywhere
Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Patrick Corgan announced his second solo album, "Ogilala," will be released Oct. 13 via BMG. The album, produced by Rick Rubin and recorded at Shangri La studios in Malibu, presents Corgan's distinctive vocals and melodies across a sparse, but rich palette of acoustic guitar, piano, and strings. Pre-orders for "Ogilala" start today HERE.
"For as long as I can remember, the delineation point between songs I wrote for myself and songs I'd pen for whatever band was something I couldn't explain. And it remains so, for they all feel quite personal to me, no matter their time or era. The lone difference on songs for 'Ogilala' is that they seemed to want little in the way of adornment," Corgan said. "Having written the songs for voice and guitar, I put myself in Rick's hands to take the music wherever he'd like. Normally I would have done more, and tinkered more on production, but rather Rick put the onus on me to deliver at a molecular level via live takes. The rest was simply a reaction."
Corgan also released the album's striking first track, "Aeronaut," which is available now HERE and in all DSPs. Fans who pre-order "Ogilala" will receive an immediate download of "Aeronaut." "Ogilala" will be available digitally as well as physically on CD and 180-gram gatefold vinyl. A limited edition opaque blue vinyl will be available directly from Corgan's web store, and a limited edition pink vinyl will be available at select indie retailers.
This fall, Corgan will embark on a solo acoustic North American tour that kicks off Oct. 14 in Brooklyn and wraps up Nov. 11 in Los Angeles with a three-night stint at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. These intimate performances will see Corgan perform songs from "Ogilala," as well as a second set that will span works from his earliest days through his years as the frontman of The Smashing Pumpkins and beyond.
Tickets for the tour are on sale this Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. local time and will be available HERE. Corgan performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto on Oct. 20.
Corgan is a singer, songwriter, producer and frontman of celebrated alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed in Chicago in 1988, the band released its heralded debut album, "Gish," in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993's four-times multiplatinum "Siamese Dream," and 1995's 10-times multiplatinum "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness." Following the band's 2000 dissolution, Corgan helmed the alternative rock band Zwan before releasing his debut solo album, "TheFutureEmbrace," and reforming The Smashing Pumpkins in 2005. With over 30 million albums sold, the Grammy, MTV VMA and American Music Award-winning band remains an influential force in alternative rock.

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