Iggy Pop has announced that his 17th solo studio album, Post Pop Depression, will be released on March 18th. Pop has teamed up with Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme for producing duties.
The New York Times first revealed the news on Thursday (Jan 21st) stating, the pair wrote and recorded the nine track album together with “utmost secrecy” that has been a year in the making.
The pair began working on it last January, financing the project themselves without a record label. “We paid for whatever ourselves,” Pop tells the Times. “But it was made to be heard — not to be some quirky thing that we did with our own money, ha-ha.”
Homme assembled the musicians that include his Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertitia and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
“A lot of geezers my age don’t work out of their comfort zone anymore because once you become legendary you don’t want people challenging you,” Pop says in a press release.
Pop and the musicians on the album are planning a brief tour in March that will be in “venues, not cities,” as Homme states. “There won’t be hardly any shows, and they won’t be in big places, and you won’t be able to get a ticket.”
Thursday night, Pop debuted the first single “Gardenia” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The single is available as an instant download for those who pre-order the album at iTunes.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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