NIN/JP EP

Continuing its new retro-’80s bent, the recently re-reunited Jane’s Addiction on Friday issued its first new recordings since 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual to feature original bass player Eric Avery: a pair of songs that date back more than 20 years.

Jane’s is offering Trent Reznor-produced studio recordings of “Chip Away” and “Whores” — which previously only had appeared on the band’s 1987 self-titled live album — as part of a free EP issued in conjunction with its joint summer tour with Nine Inch Nails.

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The six-track NIN/JA 2009 Tour Sampler also features two new NIN tracks, plus two cuts from opening act Street Sweeper, featuring Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and Boots Riley of The Coup.

Although the reconstituted Jane’s — which played a not-so-secret “secret” set at South By Southwest last week — has been recording with Reznor, Perry Farrell told Billboard.com not to expect a new record.

“Just to get some creative juice flowing, we went into the studio for about two weeks,” Farrell said. “We had the idea to re-record two tunes, just because they’d never been done officially in the studio. And we had some fun writing some new things. A handful that are close to finished, but not quite done. But there’s no rush to put anything out at this point. …

“For me, the idea is to introduce one or two songs into this touring cycle along with the ones everybody loves and knows.”

Tracklist: NIN/JA 2009 Tour Sampler

1. Jane’s Addiction, “Chip Away”
2. Nine Inch Nails, “Not So Pretty Now”
3. Street Sweeper, “Clap for the Killers”
4. Jane’s Addiction, “Whores”
5. Nine Inch Nails, “Non-Entity”
6. Street Sweeper, “The Oath”

Setlist: Jane’s Addiction @ SXSW, 3/20/09

“Three Days”
“Ain’t No Right”
“Whores”
“Standing in the Shower Thinking”
“Ted, Just Admit It…”
“Been Caught Stealing”
“Had a Dad”
“Mountain Song”
“Ocean Size”
“Stop”

Video: Jane’s Addiction, “Mountain Song” @ SXSW

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