Jane’s Addiction confirm release of new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’

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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 Stephen Perkins, 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.”


Talking about the album, he said: “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.”

You can watch it at ArtistDirect.


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