Smashing Pumpkins Compile Playlist Of The Best 'CYR' Covers

By Katrina Nattress

February 24, 2021

Earlier this month, Smashing Pumpkins asked fans to submit covers of their favorite CYR songs for a chance to win some pretty cool prizes. On Tuesday (February 23), the band announced the grand prize winner and three runner ups.

A fan who goes by "Mighty One Man Band" won the contest with an impressive cover of "Wyytch" where he, you guessed it, plays every instrument. Here's what he won: "The winning video will be posted on The Smashing Pumpkins and Sumerian Youtube channels and the winner will receive a $100 merch store gift card, (1) CYR 180g Black Ice vinyl and (1) Album poster."

The runner ups include “Adrennalynne” reimagined as a piano ballad, a dreamy version of "Birch Grove," and a cover of "Tyger, Tyger" that features some pretty cute felines. Here's what the runner ups won: "A $50 merch store gift card, (1) CYR 180g Black Ice vinyl, and (1) album poster."

The Smashing Pumpkins compiled a YouTube playlist of all 20 contest finalists, which you can watch above.

On March 6, the band's guitarist/keyboardist Jeff Schroeder is putting on a virtual benefit concert to support live music industry workers who've been hit hard during the pandemic. Find out more about For The Crew here.

Photo: Jonathan Weiner

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