SMASHING PUMPKINS RELEASE ‘PANOPTICON’ AS SECOND OCEANIA SINGLE

Published On September 14, 2012 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins have released “Panopticon” to radio as the second single off of Oceania. The first single off of the album was “The Celestials,” which has performed modestly on radio peaking at #29 on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart and #45 on the U.S. Rock Songs chart. No videos have been filmed for either song. Oceania has sold over 102,000 copies in the United States, but has done very well critically. The album debuted at #4 in the United States with 54,000 copies sold in its first week. The band’s previous album Zeitgeist debuted at #2 in the United States with 145,000 copies sold in its first week back in July 2007. That album’s lead single, “Tarantula,” peaked at #2 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.

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8 Responses to SMASHING PUMPKINS RELEASE ‘PANOPTICON’ AS SECOND OCEANIA SINGLE

  1. King Cornell says:

    Good choice.

  2. Animal-Kingdom says:

    One of my favourites from ‘Oceania’, great choice for second single. I wonder why they’re not bothering making videos for the singles?

  3. Craigory52 says:

    Excellent choice!

  4. Superunknown says:

    So much for NO SINGLES…

  5. chris says:

    they need them to promote the album. most of the times the record label chooses or at least narrows down what singles they want.
    I wasnt a fan of this album at all but i think for sure this was a good choice i liked this song i think its got more emotion than most of the others on the album, but that’s just me.

  6. Tim says:

    That song is actually not bad. Not a fan of how the drums sound tho, the mix makes it sound like an electronic drum set.

  7. NickG says:

    ^ what Tim said. Boo electronic sounding drums, he’s not a bad drummer by any means but he sounds like a session player. Hardly any real character or recognizable sound/style to his drums or his drumming. Jimmy had it nailed.

  8. Russ says:

    Hope it does well.

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