James Iha returns for LP number 2; Billy Corgan bares fangs and disappears in a cloud of smoke

James Iha returns for LP number 2; Billy Corgan bares fangs and disappears in a cloud of smoke

Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha recently announced news of a sophomore LP to be released next month by EMI Japan. Entitled Look to the Sky, the album is Iha’s first collection of solo recordings since 1998’s well-received Let It Come Down, and judging by the titles of the tracklist, it’ll be a clear continuation of the prior LP’s sunny folk/pop brew.

Since the demise of the original line-up of Smashing Pumpkins (a band he co-founded with fellow Windy City nincompoop Billy Corgan) in 2000, Iha has been busy producing and remixing other musicians, guesting on friends’ records, contributing to various soundtracks and even co-founding a label, Scratchie Records, with Smashing Pumpkins bud D’Arcy Wretzky and Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne. The label has released LPs by bands like The Sounds and The Blank Theory. Iha has also regularly played with bands like A Perfect Circle and Tinted Windows. Look to the Sky is due March 14.

Look to the Sky tracklist:

01. Make Believe
02. Summer Days
03. To Who Knows Where
04. Till Next Tuesday
05. Dream Tonight
06. Dark Star
07. Appetite
08. Gemini
09. Waves
10. Speed of Love
11. 4th of July
12. A String of Words
13. Diamond Eyes
14. Stay Lost

• James Iha: http://jamesiha.com
• EMI Japan: http://www.emimusic.jp

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