The Smashing Pumpkins get into the Halloween spirit in a brand new music video for their single “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts).” The release is from their forthcoming album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun, which drops Nov. 16 via Napalm Records.
The two-time Grammy winners unveiled the official video on Oct. 15 via Twitter ahead of their huge UK show on Oct. 16 in London at The SSE Arena. Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan directed the clip, which features Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, who plays the role of a smarmy emcee.
McGrath plays the character of DJ Jackie Cherry, who introduces the “1975” hitmakers as they prepare to reluctantly spend the night in a haunted house as part of a fictitious online charity drive. The reunited Chicago alt-rockers encounter skulls, ghosts and a ventriloquist dummy as cameras stream the action to fans online and a live performance of “Silvery Sometimes” plays on TV with Corgan singing, “Blur like a rocket/Torch like a dying sun.”
Produced by Rick Rubin, “Shiny and Oh So Bright” feature 8 tracks, including the lead single “Solara,” and is available for preorder here in CD, digital and vinyl formats. Check out the music video for “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” above.
Following their big London show on Tuesday, the multi-platinum sellers have one more stop on their overseas trek on Oct. 16 in Bologna, Italy, before returning home for a string of recently announced 30th anniversary shows in the U.S. The fall trek kicks off Nov. 28 in Madison, WI, at The Sylvee and includes a hometown stop on Nov. 30 in Chicago, before wrapping up Dec. 17 in Phoenix at Mesa Amphitheatre. Grab your tickets at AXS. For all the latest details on Smashing Pumpkins, click here.