Smashing Pumpkins announce 'CYR' cover contest

Publish Date
Thursday, 4 February 2021, 9:13AM
Jonathan Weiner

Jonathan Weiner

Smashing Pumpkins ended 2020 by releasing a new album, CYR, and now they're inviting fans to cover their favorite songs for a chance to win some pretty cool prizes.

On Tuesday (February 2) the band announced a CYR covers contest via social media.

"The Smashing Pumpkins and @sumerianrecords invite fans to perform any song off the album CYR by singing, playing guitar, violin, piano, accordion, theremin, etc," an Instagram post reads. "How to enter: Post your cover video on YouTube, use the hashtag #CYRcontest in your video description, and submit link via You have until February 11 to submit your video. Finalists will be selected on February 12 and fan voting will begin to determine 1 grand prize winner + 3 runner ups."

Here's what you can win: "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 3 runner ups will receive a $50 merch store gift card, (1) CYR 180g Black Ice vinyl, and (1) album poster."

See the announcement post below and enter your CYR cover HERE!

This article was first published on and is republished here with permission

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