The Smashing Pumpkins have released their latest tune, “Drum + Fife.” The band had teased its release with the baby Billy Corgan cover art above on their Instagram but now that we’ve got the sounds that go along with the image, it’s better to focus on that now. The music on this is not as dark as their signature 90’s music, aligning itself much closely to the warmer sounds of their last album, Oceania.
The fife gives the song a touch of mysticism, a similar technique to what some of the old Zeppelin tunes would use. This, along with “Tiberius,” helps make the new Pumpkins album look very promising.
“Drum + Fife” will appear on the band’s forthcoming album Monuments To An Elegy, which will be released on 12/9 via Martha’s Music. Hear the new single below.