Billy Corgan has finally announced on 16 September 2009 new updates and plans for the upcoming album to be called Teargarden by Kaleidyscope “…beginning around Halloween of this year…” | [late Nov-early Dec 2009, PHI time]
The best thing about this announcement — besides a box set with accompanying glorious artwork (as usual) — is:
Each song will be made available absolutely for free, to anyone anywhere. There will be no strings attached. Free will mean free, 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.
Not only is this offer a generous one, it comes directly from a band which knows how the Internet works in the most equitable way that fans can enjoy its music.
The full announcement and SP’s blog can be read in one the web’s most visually satisfying sites here.
And so it’s great that a boxed set will available, and I am hoping to get a hold of it, too. It would make a fine match to my other SP set that’s been in the collection by its lonesome for some time now.
Also, read Billy Corgan’s new personal site everythingfromheretothere.com