Watch the Smashing Pumpkins get their creepy on in ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’

The Smashing Pumpkins just released a brand new music video and let’s just say, things are about to get ghoulish. On Monday (Oct. 15), the Chicago-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts).” The six-minute clip begins with the band standing in front of a haunted house surrounded by fans and Mark McGrath.

McGrath plays the role of a DJ from a local radio station that is hosting an interesting challenge. The challenge is simple; spend the full night in the haunted house and the station will donate money to any charity of the winners’ choosing. At first, the band members think it’s going to be an easy challenge, but things start to take a turn for the creepy.

A “Goosebumps”-esque puppet comes to life and steals some glasses. A ghostly figure appears out of nowhere and looks like its ready to take its victim to the afterlife. A set of “twins” appear next to the bed of one of the guys all dressed in white. Then, there’s the ongoing lightning storm in the house that will not go away.

As the guys start roaming the house, they stumble in to a room. Sitting in the room, minding their own business are the shadowy characters while the mastermind behind the creepy encounters is caught red-handed.

Watch the music video for “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” above. The clip was directed by Corgan and longtime visual collaborator Linda Strawberry.

“Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” is featured on the Smashing Pumpkins’ upcoming new album, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1: No Past. No Future. No Sun. The forthcoming Rick Rubin-produced record is due out Nov. 16.

Though the band has spent most of 2018 on the road in support of their reunion, the group has announced a handful of intimate anniversary shows. Those dates can be seen below.


Oct. 16 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Oct. 18 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena
Nov. 28 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Nov. 30 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Dec. 01 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
Dec. 02 – Tulsa, IK @ Brady Theater
Dec. 04 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden Theater
Dec. 06 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Dec. 07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa