James Iha first began his career as a co-founder of legendary rock band The Smashing Pumpkins! He is not set to release his first solo album in nearly 15 years! Look To The Sky is due for release on November 5th on The End Records. The album features guest artists such as Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara, Nathan Larson of Shudder To Think and Television’s Tom Verlaine.
The album is a psychedelic, melodic and ultimately more textured record than the stripped back acoustics showcased on his debut. From the hushed melodies of “Make Believe” to the epic sounds of “To Who Knows Where” through to the straight up pop suss of “Till Next Tuesday”, there’s a playful variety and mature songcraft here that is Iha’s, and Iha’s alone.