‘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.

NME: Dave Sitek joins Jane’s Addiction for new album

NME is reporting that Dave Sitek is playing bass on Jane’s Addiction’s upcoming new album:

Dave Sitek joins Jane’s Addiction for new album
TV On The Radio man replaces Duff McKagan on four-string duties

January 4, 2011

TV On The Radio mainman and producer Dave Sitek is to help write and play bass on ‘s new album.

Sitek replaces former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, the band confirmed to Spinner. McKagan had been due to play on the follow up to 2003’s ‘Strays’. He left during the early stages of recording, citing “creative differences”.

It seems unlikely that Sitek will tour with the band, however. When Jane’s Addiction played a New Year’s Eve show in Aspen, Colorado, Chris Chaney, a former full-time member of the band, played bass.

Aside from the revolving doors of potential bass players, little is known about the forthcoming Jane’s Addiction album. The only comment about the record from frontman Perry Farrell has been to say that he and his bandmates are “fully immersed in the process of making modern music. It has been a great experience thus far, and the results have so much potential”.

Muse and Glasvegas producer Rich Costey has been confirmed to produce the album.

Sitek has produced albums for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars and most recently Holly Miranda. He is also a founding member of TV On The Radio, and released his own solo album under the Maximum Balloon name last September.