Wednesday, January 25th 2012
News: Jane's Addiction
Jane’s Addiction are anything but an underground outfit, but if there’s one thing you can say about these cats it’s that they’re consistent.
The band’s video for Underground, off their excellent 2011 album The Great Escape Artist, gives the song an alluringly dark dimension – due in no small part to the dim lighting and antique burlesque feel. Shot in Los Angeles at the club Fais Do-Do, originally a speakeasy from the 1920′s with a New Orleans ambience, the clip shows the band performing while a cast of vaudevillian characters lurk around the dark, smoky setting.
The band joined forces with esteemed director Robert Hales for the video, an explicit version of which will debut at Playboy.com this Friday, January 27.
As Farrell described the video to AOL’s Spinner: “There are Siamese Gargoyles, séances, card games and a man in a white fedora who was also on the cover of In Through the Out Door (a Led Zeppelin album). People get made love to and murdered in the backrooms while the band plays on.” Director Robert Hales (Nine Inch Nails) said he set out to create “a video that really immerses itself in what the band is all about–that off-kilter vibe, kinky imagery, and ‘lust for life’ spirit that’s embedded in their music.”
The Great Escape Artist is out now on Capitol. Read our review here.