Corgan declares advent of “Smashing Pumpkins Record Club” 2:37 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011Posted by susan in news, record club, releases.
Billy Corgan has tweeted that a “Smashing Pumpkins Record Club” is on its way, apparently to be an outlet for the band to release songs from its archives. Corgan says an unreleased demo from 1992 will be given free to anyone who signs up for a (free) membership. The band has also promised a video announcement from Corgan about the project. The Twitter account @sprecordclub has been in existence and operated by the band since February.
The Smashing Pumpkins have discussed many options for releasing archival music to their fans over the last several years, with a “fan club” model being announced as early as April 2009.
UPDATE: Those who have signed up to STAY INFORMED via SmashingPumpkins.com are supposed to receive a “Free [ed. (free)] Record Club Membership!” as well as a password that will help them access concert ticket pre-sales.