Earlier today we were given the fantastic news of an impending collaborative album between Iggy Pop, frontman of punk originators The Stooges (and potentially the craziest man walking this Earth) and Josh Homme, frontman of Queens Of The Stone Age and the drummer for Eagles Of Death Metal. Being announced out of nowhere on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the record is titled Post Pop Depression and due for release on March 18th this very year.
Naturally, we said ‘holy shit’ and found ourselves looking several weeks ahead to this fantastic record to be, not even thinking we’d be hearing anything from it for at least a little while. We were very, very wrong, Iggy and Josh shortly followed up their big announcement by sharing the first single from Post Pop Depression, the outrageously good Gardenia. Have a listen here:
Those warm and fuzzy desert rock riffs awash with sunny reverb, the bassline strutting back and forth with Iggy’s soft baritone crooning over the top of it all into a smooth chorus that will stick with you long after the song fades out and an in-your-face spoken word breakdown that’s vintage Iggy. The production from Homme is stellar from what we can hear thus far, and Iggy’s other backing band members are no slouches either, with Dean Fertita (also of Queens Of The Stone Age and Dead Weather fame) and Matt Helders, (of drumming duties with Arctic Monkeys), both bringing their talents to the table.
A tracklist for the album, which can be preordered from Monday, was also released and looks like this:
Break Into Your Heart
In The Lobby
With a tour to follow the release of this pleasant surprise of a record, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that Iggy and Josh (sounds like the title of the greatest sitcom ever right?) will pay Australia just a quick visit for a show or two.
Post Pop Depression is out March 18th via Caroline Australia