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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS are issuing a 44-song work one at a time, for free, with 4-song EPs being made available as the songs are released. The first one is titled TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. 1/'SONGS FOR A SAILOR.'

The group's BILLY CORGAN says, "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."

Corgan has said the new music "harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins; atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty."

TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE, CORGAN has said, "is based on 'The Fool's Journey,' as signified in the progress of the Tarot, the intention is to approach the work by breaking down the journey of life into four phases as made by different characters depicted in major arcana cards: the Child, the Fool, the Skeptic and the Mystic."

The first track, "A Song For A Son," debuted December 7, 2009 via AOL Music's, before becoming available on

The next recording, "Widow Wake My Mind," was released January 18, 2010 via before becoming available on

The third track, "A Stitch In Time" was released March 2, 2010 via SoundCloud ( before becoming available on

The music will not only be issued online, CORGAN has revealed. "We will sell highly limited edition EPs (of 4 songs each times 11), and details of how those EPs will be made available are still being worked out. Because the songs themselves will be free, the EPs will be more like collector's items for the discerning fan who will want the art itself, along with the highest possible audio quality available. The EPs will be more like mini-box sets rather than your normal CD single. We may also offer other variations for sale--say for example, a digital single with a demo version of a song."

Upon the album's completion, explained CORGAN, "it will be compiled into a deluxe box set which will also be made available for sale. Those who have bought the EPs need not worry, as the box set will not be a recompilation of the limited edition pieces."