Smashing Pumpkins to Release Free Album

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Billy Corgan, frontman of American alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins, announced in the band’s official website that they are currently working on a new album. The fact that they will be releasing a new record soon was big news in itself, but the real, bigger news that came out of Corgan’s announcement was the statement that they will be releasing it for free. Yes, you read that right. Free, as in beer.

The album, entitled Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, will contain 44 songs in total, each song to be released separately at indefinite intervals beginning around October 31 of this year, and each and every one of them will be free of charge.

“Free will mean free,” Corgan reiterated, “which means you won’t have to sign up for anything, give an email address, or jump through a hoop. You will be able to go and take the song or songs as you wish, as many times as you wish… [T]he music of Teargarden by Kaleidyscope will be available for free to everyone. All 44 songs: free for ALL.”

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