YES!!!!! Fuck you 2020!! There are four bands I would take to the afterlife with me, Genesis is one and Smashing Pumpkins is another.
Any other fans here?
Smashing Pumpkins have had five clocks counting down simultaneously for a couple weeks now. The first one just reached zero today. They released two new songs! And I am very happy with the sound. Billy and co do three or four big sounds; grunge (mayonnaise, xyu etc), soft melodic (to sheila, to forgive), electronic/new wave (appels+oranjes, raindrops and sunshowers, dorian), and a hypnotic electro thing (eye, end is the beginning, white spyder, the future embrace). The new material is between the new wave and electro sound which are both my favorites... Because grunge and soft melodic music is ubiquitous but music derived from the cars and Bowie is less so, or at least less well done... And Billy Corgan and the pumpkins do that kind better than anyone I think.
One of the new songs 'Cyr' has a video the creator calls "a goth fever dream of pent up emotion – an artistic visual release attempting to create a momentary escape from the emotional black cloud hanging over all of us this year".