Stream: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album The Getaway

Produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich

    Red Hot Chili Peppers return today with their new album, The Getaway. Spotify users can stream the Warners Bros. release below. It’s also available over on Apple Music.

    The 13-track collection serves as the SoCal outfit’s eleventh studio effort to date and follows 2011’s I’m With You. It was features production from Danger Mouse as well as mixing from Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. It marks the first Peppers release not produced by Rick Rubin since 1989’s Mother Milk, and the first since Flea broke his arm in a snowboarding accident and had to relearn how to play bass.

    In an interview with Rolling Stone, Flea spoke about the band’s all-new approach in the studio, at the direction of Danger Mouse:

    “Brian [Danger Mouse] wanted us to create in the studio. But the way we’ve always created was we went into the rehearsal studio, wrote all the stuff, put all the songs together and then Rick [Rubin] would come in during the last period and go through them with us and help us organize them. He’d tell us what was good and what wasn’t. It was a really healthy relationship. And then the studio was just a place to document all the work we’d done in the rehearsal studio.

    I was real hesitant to do that. It wasn’t because I didn’t like the idea of doing that process. I just didn’t want to lose the mightiness of us as a band, the raw identity. We played together and improvised. We had a spontaneity and a warmth, the human interaction that happens when you do that. I was worried that if we did too much of what he wanted to do, we would lose what was great about us.

    On the first day, it was apparent to me that was what was going to happen. I really felt great about it because we started writing in a different way. It was really fun and I started finding there was a thoughtfulness when we recorded like that and wrote like that, that we didn’t get otherwise.”


    The Getaway was preceded by early offerings “Dark Necessities”, “We Turn Red”, and the title track.

    Purchase a copy of the album here, and read Dan Caffrey’s review of the album here.

    The Getaway Tracklist:
    01. The Getaway
    02. Dark Necessities
    03. We Turn Red
    04. The Longest Wave
    05. Goodbye Angels
    06. Sick Love
    07. Go Robot
    08. Feasting on the Flowers
    09. Detroit
    10. This Ticonderoga
    11. Encore
    12. The Hunter
    13. Dreams of a Samurai