Smashing Pumpkins to release acoustic EP

'American Gothic' is due out in January

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced that they will release a four-song, acoustic EP early next year.

‘American Gothic’ is due out on January 2 via US iTunes. Artwork for the EP will be available the same day on the Smashing Pumpkins’ website.

Frontman Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain co-produced the EP, along with Roy Thomas Baker, who produced one song. It was recorded at Los Angeles’ Pass Studio while the band were on a break between their 2007 and 2008 tours.

“We have always regretted not recording more in between tours because albums have never caught the full story of the group…it’s sort of ‘Zeitgeist’ plus,” said Corgan in a statement, adding that the title ‘American Gothic’ is a “continued comment on the state of our country.”

The tracklisting is:

‘The Rose March’

‘Pox’

‘Again, Again, Again (The Crux)’

‘Sunkissed’

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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