The band’s video history from 1988’s Nothing’s Shocking up to the soon to be released The Great Escape Artist is chronicled in the following video montage.
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.”
The following video was released by the band today. It is the official lyric video for End To The Lies.
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.
Perry was recently interviewed while in Texas for Edgefest 21. Among topics discussed was the upcoming release of The Great Escape Artist, the new track End To The Lies, Lollapalooza Chicago and Chile, and working with Dave Sitek.
Jane’s Addiction have released the official mix of their new song “End to the Lies”, from their upcoming album The Great Escape Artist, for free on their official website. So head on over and grab it while you can!