Saturday, January 23, 2016

Iggy Pop, Josh Homme & Members of Arctic Monkeys & Queens of The Stone Age Unveil "Gardenia" On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Loma Vista)

"The collaboration started with a text message from [Iggy] Pop to [Josh] Homme, who recalled, "it basically said, 'hey, it would be great if we got together and maybe write something sometime – Iggy,'" The New York Times wrote within a recently published piece announcing Pop & Homme's feverishly-awaited collaborative album, Post Pop Depression. "We corresponded by text and prose poem for a while... I write poetry. It's a wonderful way to get to know somebody," Homme continued whilst on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert alongside band mate Iggy Pop on the eve of the album's spontaneous Thursday night announcement. Iggy Pop and Queens of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme performed on Colbert with a suit-clad six-piece band, which included Dead Weather guitar/keyboard player Dean Fertita, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar, and former Superwolf bassist Matt Sweeney. It almost feels as though Post Pop Depression, judging by Colbert-debuted "Gardinia," will serve as a nearly flawless, fully ironed out rendition of Pop's notoriously lackluster Skull Ring (2003), which unsuccessfully attempted to marry influenced artists with the influencer himself.

Post Pop Depression reportedly picks up right where David Bowie-produced Lust for Life (1977) left off; "Where those records pointed, it stopped, 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 enthusiastically told The New York Times, concerning his production approach. Although, they've never seemingly worked together, Iggy Pop & Josh Homme previously appeared on the cover of an "Extreme 2001" issue of British Alt. Rock-minded publication, KERRANG! along with then-relevant shock rocker Marilyn Manson. Post Pop Depression is currently available for pre-order from Loma Vista in a number of assorted 9-track digital download, CD, and T-shirt-accompanied vinyl packages ranging in price from $10.99-44.99. Post Pop Depression's overall running theme, according to The Godfather of Punk himself, goes a little something like this: "What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?"

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