Smashing Pumpkins announce new bassist

The Smashing Pumpkins have announced their new bassist after a new search which allowed anyone to audition for the band.

The new bassist is Nicole Fiorentino who has played with bands such as Veruca Salt, Spinerette, Radio Vago, Twilight Sleep and Light FM. The latter group appeared at a Los Angeles benefit concert last November headlined by the Billy Corgan.

Fiorentino will perform with the Pumpkins on their world tour later this year, a trek that will include headline performances at two Summersonic festivals in Japan: August 7 in Tokyo (Marine Stadium) and August 8 in Osaka (Maishima).

Recently, the Pumpkins released – online, for free – the swirling, psychedelicized “Astral Planes,” the final song to be issued for the EP Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol.1: Songs For A Sailor; it is the first of an eventual 11 EPs to be sold in record stores. Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol. 1: Songs For A Sailor is set for official release on May 25th through Martha’s Music/Rocket Science Ventures. This very limited edition collector’s EP will be packaged in a beautiful silk – screened wooden box. Each box will contain a 4 – song CD, a vinyl 7″ and a hand – carved obelisk from the shadows of the Incan ruins in Machu Picchu.

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