The Smashing Pumpkins have released a music video for their current single, “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts).” Directed by band frontman and founder William Corgan and Linda Strawberry, the clip is a spoof on cult horror movie conventions.
In the clip, the Pumpkins are challenged by a smarmy radio host, played by Sugar Ray‘s Mark McGrath, to spend the night in a haunted house as part of a Halloween promotional stunt. The band’s activities in the house are live-streamed to fans as evil ventriloquist dolls, devil skulls and demonic creatures all come into the picture.
The video release follows the recent announcement of the band’s upcoming 30th anniversary live shows, which will kick off on November 28th at The Sylvee in Madison, Wisconsin.
The quartet is touring in support of its highly-anticipated new LP, Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., which will be released on November 16th. The LP is the band’s first in over 18 years to feature founding members Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, along with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.