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Smashing Pumpkins Share “Drum and Fife” Video

 

Watch Smashing Pumpkins new video for “Drum and Fife,” off of their 2014 album, Monuments to an Elegy. This video was directed by Ahlander + Antiga. War what is it good for I ask?

The Smashing Pumpkins will be all over the boob tube this week. On April 2, they’ll perform “Drum and Fife” on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, with the Killers’ Mark Stoermer on bass and Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk on drums. The following morning (April 3), they’ll do an acoustic version of the same track on “Good Morning America”. Via Pitchfork

Billy Corgan states in a press release about the video below:

I asked, albeit in an allegorical way, for the video to represent what our returning soldiers are going through with PTSD, and I feel that the directors captured that with poignancy. I couldn’t be more proud of the message we’re sending that we care what happens to those that are out there hurting.