Jane’s Addiction have released a video for their new single ‘End To The Lies’ as they get set for the release of their fourth album The Great Escape Artist in September. The new long player will be the first for the band in five years and Jane’s Addiction have released a video for their comeback single. The clip is full of references to graphic novels and is quite the visual feast, will a never ending battery of graphics that give it more the air of a multimedia video installation in an art gallery with a woman’s naked body superimposed by images of everything from rats to trees and butterflies.
The video was made by ShadowMachine Films, who were also behind Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken, and the creative crew turn singer Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, and drummer Stephen Perkins into monochrome drawings that take inspiration from cartoons of the 1950s and 60s, and also gives a nod to the artwork of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein.
The band are only releasing their fourth album in a career that has spanned over 25 years, with their output blighted by drug addiction, personality clashes and a far from Protestant work ethic. Speaking of the follow up to 2003’s Strays, guitarist Dave Navarro last year said it would be out earlier this year so fans had best start praying to the guitar gods if they want to see it before 2012. Check it out below: