Jane’s Addiction Announces September 27 Release Date for ‘The Great Escape Artist’
Perry Farrell and the guys of Jane’s Addiction have slowly teased fans with scraps of information about the band's upcoming LP for about a year now. Now, finally, the alternative hard rock group have spilled the release date: ‘The Great Escape Artist’ will reach stores Sept. 27 (Sept. 26 overseas) via Capitol Records.
MySpace confirmed the date when it posted an in-studio video about the upcoming album, which you can view below. In addition to some high-energy live clips, the video shows behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions, with the band sitting around the recording studio, working on song arrangements and experimenting with different chords and structures.
Jane’s Addiction recorded the album in Los Angeles with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Interpol). As for players, the band’s line-up now includes original members Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins. TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek produces and also plays bass on the record, although Chris Chaney, who played on the band's previous studio album, 2003's 'Strays,' is expected to join the band on tour.
Sitek, Farrell says, fits perfectly with Jane’s ethic.
"The first time we got together with Dave Sitek was in my garage," Farrell told Rolling Stone. "I played him music and explained to him how I've been working the last few years on music. He was so for it. He was a proponent of my message and I was a proponent of the way he works, so we just decided to get together.”
Now Farrell calls Sitek “a real important person in my life."
What about the rock? So far, the LP’s tracks include ‘Irresistible Force,’ ‘Splash a Little Water’ and lead single ‘End to the Lies.’
The songs, Farrell says, are “conceptual.”
"It could be escaping to the outdoors, or the great escape could be in your mind,” he said. “We might even be able to escape the expectations of the old Jane's fans and come out with another great record."
Jane's Addiction was also recently confirmed for the iHeartRadio Festival line-up Sept. 23 and 24 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Looks like 2011 is the year of the Addiction.
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