THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Premiere Billy Corgan-Directed Video For Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)
Directed by Billy Corgan and longtime visual collaborator Linda Strawberry, the video is a beautifully crafted riff on cult horror movie conventions. The clip sees Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder challenged to spend the night in a haunted house as part of a macabre Halloween promotion hosted by smarmy radio host Jackie Cherry (played by Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath).
Mixing pop culture references with the band’s ubiquitous visual flair, the video for “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” stands alongside some of The Smashing Pumpkins’ most arresting work.
Recorded at Shangri La Studios with multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Rick Rubin, the LP is the band’s first in over 18 years to feature founding members Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
The group has released two singles from the album, beginning with Solara and its dreamlike music video, which was directed by Nick Koenig and expands on the theatrics of the band’s catalog of iconic music videos.