Watch new video from Smashing Pumpkins “Drum and Fife”
Here’s what Billy Corgan had to say about the video in a press release:
I asked, albeit in an allegorical way, for the video to represent what our returning soldiers are going through with PTSD, and I feel that the directors captured that with poignancy. I couldn’t be more proud of the message we’re sending that we care what happens to those that are out there hurting.
Music video by The Smashing Pumpkins performing Drum + Fife. (C) 2015 Martha’s Music
On March 25, 2014, Corgan announced he had signed a new record deal with BMG, for two new albums, titled Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night, respectively. In June, it was revealed that Mike Byrne was no longer in the band, to be replaced by Tommy Lee, of Mötley Crüe on the new album, and Fiorentino would not be recording on the album either. Monuments to an Elegy was released on December 5, 2014 to generally positive reviews. The band toured in support of the album starting on November 26, with Rage Against the Machine‘s Brad Wilk filling in on drums and The Killers‘ Mark Stoermer filling in on bass. The followup album, which will no longer be titled Day For Night, has now been pushed back to a late 2015/early 2016 release as the band continues to tour.