Iggy Pop and Josh Homme have announced plans to release a record together. Kept a top-secret and fully independent project until now, the album, titled Post Pop Depression, will see its release in March via Loma Vista (Marilyn Manson, Spoon, Ghost).
According to the New York Times the album is said to show “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.”
This pairing of forces came about with a text message sent from Iggy Pop to Josh Homme, who told the Times it said something along the lines of, ‘Hey, it would be great if we got together and maybe write something sometime — Iggy’. Several phone calls later, and a fed-ex package sent from Pop to Homme containing a heap of material and ideas, including memories of his time spent in Berlin with the late and great David Bowie, the two gentlemen wound up in a rehearsal room.
Beginning sessions last January, the pair financed the project entirely out of their own pockets with no record label, with Homme recruiting a full band himself. According to the New York Times, Iggy has stated, “it was made to be heard — not to be some quirky thing that we did with our own money, ha-ha.”
In a conversation after the initial rehearsal Iggy told Josh, “you took me to a place I’d never been.” With Homme replying, “this was to go where neither of us had gone before. That was the agreement. And to go all the way.”
Watch this space for new music.
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