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Monuments to an Elegy marks the iconic alternative band’s eighth studio album and is the follow‐up to their 2012 critically acclaimed album Oceania.

The new album was recorded in Chicago with Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, who’s been in the band since 2007. Playing drums throughout is Tommy Lee. The album was produced by Howard Willing (who first worked with the Pumpkins on the Adore sessions), Corgan and Schroeder. It was mixed by David Bottrill and mastered by Howie Weinberg, who did the same honors for Pumpkins classics in the ‘90s. Monuments to an Elegy is ‘an album within an album,’ part of their ongoing work‐in‐progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope (with Day For Night as the project’s last work).

Formed in Chicago in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history, having sold more than 30 million albums and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. The pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation. In June 2012, the band released the critically acclaimed album Oceania, which debuted at #1 on the Canadian Alternative album chart (#4 Overall); and Rolling Stone hailed it as one of the best albums of the year. Their 1998 album Adore saw a 107‐track reissue in 2014 and 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God will be reissued in 2015.


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