The Red Hot Chili Peppers formed in 1983—which was last century and 33 years ago. It's not necessarily an ancient lifespan for a band, but it isn't young either. Today, they're releasing The Getaway, their 11th studio album and first in five years.
The band is sharing its hotly anticipated release via Spotify, and you can stream it above.
RHCP have been back to their comedic, entertaining and dramatic best the last six weeks. The band's comeback got off to a shaky start when frontman Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized with intestinal flu in May. But the unfortunate hospital visit has been overshadowed by a glut of new material unveiled in the lead up to The Getaway: In the last couple weeks, they've released the album's funky title track, in addition to "We Turn Red," which sees their vintage at a groovy peak. There's also the video for "Dark Necessities," which sees Kiedis doing his thing bare-chested, because he's Anthony Kiedis.
The Getaway is a nice sign that the Los Angeles natives aren't going anywhere anytime soon—apart from maybe the recording studio—even if they're pushing the two decade mark.
For more Chili Peppers ephemera, watch the interview below with drummer Chad Smith before the band rocked the Super Bowl in 2014.