Leak Of The Weekend: The New Smashing Pumpkins Song, In All Its MP3 Glory

May 18th, 2007 // 12 Comments

billlyyyyy.jpgIt took a while for an non-rippy version of “Tarantula” to make the rounds, but here it is, via Deaf Indie Elephants. And, of course, you can also stream it at Spinner. But whatever you do, don’t tell James Iha about the internet! He might find out about this whole “reunion” deal!

Smashing Pumpkins – Tarantula [MP3, link removed]

  1. brasstax

    I’m typically not a purist on any level, but why couldn’t Billy and Jimmy just give this project a different name than Smashing Pumpkins? It’s only 50% of the original band who’s present, and it doesn’t sound like SP anyway. If they want to keep writing and recording together, that’s fine. I actually even kind of like this track, but SP it ain’t!

  2. septictank32

    are you kidding? this is totally Pumpkins, yea no James or D’arcy, but it totally sounds like Mellon Collie, Siamese Dream era Pumpkins, with some updates just for kicks. And i do not see any similarities to MCR, this song sounds like it could get them back on top.

  3. AcidReign

    …..Hm. Thrashing triplet harmonics, sliding ye old index up and down the big e-string. That’s one of my favorite tricks, but it’s not exactly new… With that tone, you can also do left-hand hammer-ons, and slide the right hand up and down the pickup area to produce the harmonics, ala EVH… But no one signed on here for a guitar lesson, I know!

    …..I like the intensity on this. Lots of good angsty chonk-a chonk-a CHONK! Swinging that dotted eight/sixteenth pretty well. This is a band that KNOWS what a good electric guitar tone is. I like these leads, too. Very, very rare in this day and age. Nice used of spacing, too.

    …..I can see why someone stayed late to post this good version.

  4. rockstarjoe

    I don’t know why everyone is hating on this track… this is WAY better than what I expected. I would go so far as to say that I genuinely like it. As abig SP fan, this album could be awesome or could be a disaster. This track has helped reassure me a bit.

  5. antistar

    The guitars sound like Queen. So Roy Thomas Baker is earning his production money.

  6. Luiis

    I heard KROQ play this today, I liked it.

    Its not too horrible. But somehow reminds me of My Chemical Romance (don’t kill me!)

  7. Newms

    Why do we care about a Smashing Pumpkins reunion anyway? I hear more about them now than when they were unbroken-up in the 90s. Everything sucked after Siamese Dream anyway, right? Sorry to be negative…maybe I learned that from the bands in the 90s.

  8. FionaScrapple

    Surprisingly good. I will pick up this disc.

  9. Luiis

    I’ve been listening to it all weekend. I am really loving it now. It grows on you.
    Definitely picking up the record when it drops

  10. sleazysean

    This is pretty boring. It just sounds like a slightly more aggressive Zwan. At best it’s merely a patchwork version of some old SP songs.

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