‘Great Escape Artist’ due September 26

According to NME, Jane’s Addiction’s new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’ is set to be released on September 26.  Of course the article incorrectly names Chris Chaney as the band’s drummer.  Oops.  Here is the article:

Jane’s Addiction confirm release of new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’
July 12, 2011 13:35

LA veterans are channelling Muse and Radiohead on new collection

Jane’s Addiction have confirmed details of their new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’.

Due for release on September 26, the album is the follow-up to ‘Strays’, which was released in 2003, the last time the band reformed.

Alongside founders Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro, plus drummer Chris Chaney, the album features TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek – pictured – on bass.

Of the title, Farrell said: “I love being able to escape my past, even though my past was great. I just love the future even more,” adding of the album, “it’s a strange mixture of that post-punk goth darkness that Jane’s had, with what’s going on today with groups like Muse and Radiohead. As much as I want to appease fans and make old Jane’s fans love me, I just can’t help myself from moving forward.”

Meanwhile, the band have premiered the video for the first single ‘End To The Lies’, which was released as a free download earlier this year. It was directed by Alexander Bulkley of ShadowMachine, the studio behind the stop-motion animation comedy series Robot Chicken.

Navarro said of the video: “I’m really happy to work on this video for ‘End To The Lies’ with Alex. He clearly gets what Jane’s Addiction is about and the roots of where we came from.

“We came up in a very artistic community – this video encompasses that through merging LA streets and street artists with sexuality and the beauty of music. There is no better way to define what this band has always been about.”

New Footage Of Jane’s In The Studio & Live In South America

The following clip was posted at janesaddiction.com earlier today. The clip directed by Todd Newman, features live footage from the band’s recent trip to South America. In between the live footage are shots of the band working in the studio on the tentatively titled disc The Great Escape Artist. One thing that really caught my attention as I watched the clip was the history of the mixing desk the band appears to be using. I don’t want to give it away but you can watch the clip and see for yourself.