Infamous punk rocker and Stooges singer Iggy Pop has been working secretly with the Queens of the Stoneage / Kyuss frontman Josh Homme, preparing to release a collaborative album together.
Post Pop Depression is the name of the album, that according to New York Times is due out sometime in March. Josh Homme says that the new album picks up where Pop’s Lust for Life drops off. “Where those records pointed, it stopped,” he says. “But without copying it, that direction actually goes for miles. And when you keep going for miles you can’t see these two records any more.”
Homme, who frequents Eagles of Death Metal spoke on how he was effected by the Bataclan attacks in Paris, saying “the fact that I had this to work on, it saved me. I wasn’t there by a stroke of fate,” he continued. “I guess it was my fate to be home and to bring them home. Bad things are like a sunset; they dissipate over time. But this is a long sunset. My dearest friends — how will they un-see that?”
New York Times describes Post Pop Depression as “[it] shows both songwriters’ clear fingerprints: the pithy, hard-nosed clarity of Mr. Pop’s lyrics and the unflinching tone of his voice; and the crispness, angularity and deft convolutions of Mr. Homme’s chords and melodies.”
The nine track album features Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders on drums, and Dean Fertita on keys and guitar. Recorded between Homme’s Pink Duck studio and his home studio at Joshua Tree, Post Pop Depression also features Troy Van Leeuwen from QOTSA, and Matt Sweeney from Chavez.
“There won’t be hardly any shows, and they won’t be in big places,” Homme says. “You won’t be able to get a ticket, so almost everyone won’t see it. It will be like trying to catch smoke in your hands. And that makes it even better. It will be special, and it will be over in the blink of an eye.”
The band will be making their live television debut tonight (January 21st) on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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