The Smashing Pumpkins released a brand new track called “Spangled” today, available exclusively as a free download for 24 hours at sweetrelief.org.
“It’s just a pretty song,” says Billy Corgan.
“Spangled,” which will continue to be offered for free at smashingpumpkins.com starting on Wednesday, marks the sixth release from the band’s in-progress 44-song project Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. It is the second song from what will be the band’s second EP, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Volume 2: The Solstice Bare.
In addition to the free download, the Sweet Relief website is offering a chance to win an autographed custom Billy Corgan Fender Stratocaster. A minimum $10 donation to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides assistance to musicians facing cancer, MS, diabetes and other serious illnesses and disabilities, is required to enter the giveaway.
The Pumpkins teamed with Sweet Relief earlier this summer, raising over $80,000 at their sold-out benefit concert in late July at Chicago’s Metro for Matthew Leone, a bassist for Chicago-based band Madina Lake. The proceeds went directly to the Matthew Leone Fund at Sweet Relief to pay for the ongoing medical care needed for the musician, who this past June was hospitalized with severe brain trauma after intervening to help a woman he passed on the street from being beaten by her husband.