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Single by The Smashing Pumpkins
from the album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope
Released May 4, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:39
Label Martha's Music / Rocket Science
Writer(s) Billy Corgan
The Smashing Pumpkins singles chronology
"The Celestials"

"Owata" is the second single from The Smashing Pumpkins' ongoing eighth album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, and tenth song released from the album.[1]

Music video[edit]

A 12-minute short film featuring an in-depth look at two female underground wrestlers was released in July, 2011.[2] The video was directed by Robby Starbuck[3] and stars Shelly Martinez, Raven and Alissa Flash, which was subsequently edited and released in a traditional music video format.[citation needed] It was the first-ever video to be filmed with Red Digital Cinema Camera Company technology.[4]

Critial reception[edit]

One Thirty BPM rated "Owata" 5/10, calling it "a sleekly produced pop-rocker characterized by acoustic guitar melodies and upbeat synths straight out of the 80s" and "a pleasant song and an admirable effort, but it’s a little too glossy and not quite catchy enough to achieve the anthemic heights for which it aims."[5]


  1. ^ "Smashing Pumpkins Release Music Video for "Owata"". Guitar World. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  2. ^ "Smashing Pumpkins post female wrestling short film online - video | News". Nme.Com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  3. ^ "Video: Smashing Pumpkins – “Owata” « Consequence of Sound". Consequenceofsound.net. 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Press Release for Smashing Pumpkins ‘Owata’ Music Video featuring Cheerleader Melissa & Shelly Martinez". Diva Dirt. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  5. ^ "Track Review: The Smashing Pumpkins – "Owata"". One Thirty BPM. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-11-22.