Tea room proprietor and Sufi poetry aficionado Billy Corgan is releasing a new, expensive, experimental solo project. AEGEA, due out within the next two weeks, is described by Corgan as “a soundtrack to some lost foreign film.” Corgan says the record “has qualities that are both meditative and alien, but not alienating,” unlike Corgan himself.

Only 250 copies of the record will be produced. Each of those will be hand-numbered and annotated by Corgan, and they’ll run you about $60—plus shipping, if you live anywhere not adjacent to Corgan’s tea shop.


As previously reported, there are also two Smashing Pumpkins records in the works for release in 2015. It’s expected that those will be slightly less “experimental.”