Since 2007, Jeff Schroeder has been both a touring and recording member of the critically acclaimed band, the Smashing Pumpkins. Growing up in Los Angeles, Jeff played in numerous bands, most notably, the Lassie Foundation. As a member of the Lassie Foundation, Jeff recorded three albums and two EPs, which combined the sonic adventures of the British shoegaze movement with the vocal harmonies of the Beach Boys. Between 2001 and 2007, he left the music industry to pursue a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. While in graduate school, Jeff made one last album with the Lassie Foundation, Face Your Fun (2004). In the fall of 2006, Jeff was introduced to Billy Corgan while he was in Los Angeles recording with the Smashing Pumpkins. By the spring of 2007, he was officially on board as a member of the newly reformed band and toured the world in support of Zeitgeist (2007). In the summer of 2007, the band played a series of historic concerts at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, California. These shows were captured in the concert DVD, If All Goes Wrong (2008). Beginning with the last two tracks recorded for the the Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project and continuing with Oceania (2012) and Monuments for an Elegy (2014), Jeff began his tenure as part of the recording side of the Smashing Pumpkins.
In addition to his recent work with the Pumpkins, Jeff also produced an EP and a full-length album for Asian Chairshot, an alternative band he met while living in Seoul, South Korea in 2013-2014. Jeff currently resides in Chicago and is studying jazz guitar with Scott Hesse. He also is working on two musical projects: a soundtrack for a music documentary on the Champaign-Urbana, IL indie music scene and an EP of instrumental guitar music.
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