THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, are continuing work on their debut album with producer Josh Abraham (KORN, COURTNEY LOVE, LIMP BIZKIT, VELVET REVOLVER) for a tentative early 2006 release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Navarro has checked in with the following report on the progress of the album's recording sessions:"I should be done with the majority of my work [Friday, Oct. 28]. So far I have worked on such songs as 'Outsider', 'Bloody Mary', 'Loophole', 'She Won't Last', 'Said You'd Be', 'Left To Lose', 'Awake', 'Go On and Teahouse'. I have been listening to a lot of PINK FLOYD ('Dark Side', 'Animals', 'Wish You Were Here') lately and I think some of that has rubbed off on the tracks. I suppose that is never a bad thing. "I have been cutting some solos using a Strat and a pedal called a Deja Vibe which is now my favorite effect. Very old-school sounding. Today [Friday, Oct. 28] is all about a song called 'Why Cry' and next week we go in to cut a song called 'Listen'. The more time we spend in there working, the less I hear a 'single,' but who cares? I am really just digging the process. The record is really starting to sound cohesive and finished. I'd give it another week or two before I feel 'done,' but that's not that far away. I like to get done and then listen for anything I think I can better and redo." With regards to the band's musical direction, Navarro recently told MTV.com, "I would say there's elements of both [JANE'S ADDICTION and Navarro's 2001 solo LP, 'Trust No One'] to the music, but some of the stuff's a little more song-oriented than anything we've done before, and some of it's real experimental. So, as with everything that we've done, it's very diverse."
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