The Smashing Pumpkins Release Billy Corgan Directed Video For “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”

Jason Bullinger For Alternative Revolt

The Smashing Pumpkins have released a music video for their current single, “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”. Directed by Billy Corgan and longtime visual collaborator Linda Strawberry, the clip is a beautifully crafted riff on cult horror movie conventions. The video 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 Pumpkins’ most arresting work.

The video release follows the recent announcement of the band’s upcoming 30th-anniversary live shows, which kick off November 28 at The Sylvee in Madison, Wisconsin.

The quartet is touring in support of their highly-anticipated new LP, “Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.”, which will be released on November 16 on Billy Corgan’s own Martha’s Music under exclusive license to Napalm Records via a strategic worldwide partnership. Recorded at Shangri La Studios with legendary producer Rick Rubin, the LP is the band’s first in over 18 years to feature founding members Corgan, Iha, Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.