Pumpkins frontman/lyricist/vocalist/rock god Billy Corgan decided that the label was made up of a bunch of whining, pissant a******s and told them to shove their bubblegum, carbon copy rock up their bony, alabaster arse.
So Mr. Corgan, who hails from Chicago, the best City in the world next to London, Ottawa, Kona, and New York, put out Machina II, which was aptly named The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music, independently. The album is wonderful, if I do say so myself, and is completely independent. As for distribution, it is done solely through the loyal and loving fans of the Pumpkins.
As for the band itself, lets have a history lesson. The following are the Smashing Pumpkins Albums that I can think of:
Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness
Machina: the Machines of God
and Machina II: The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music
Note: These aren't listed in order
In the eyes of this humble writer, Siamese Dream is the best. Especially the song Mayonaisse.
So please, continue this train of thought. Add more to the Smashing Pumpkins Glory. Find out the hidden concerts and go!
*bows and enjoys the fanfare*