One of rock’s all-time legends has teamed up with one of rock’s most consistent players to produce an album that has the potential to be one of year’s best. It’s Iggy Pop and Josh Homme, respectively, and they’ve just announced that they recorded, in secret, Post Pop Depression. It’s scheduled to be released sometime in March.
According to an interview over at the Times, the album is in the same vein as Pop’s Lust for Life, and some of the songs set out to answer this question: “What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?” Pop goes on to explain that he tried to understand what happens when a person is useless to everyone around him but himself, which might explain the album title, but probably not. Homme, for what it’s worth, called this album a “victory lap” for Pop, which implies a kind of laziness. Hm.
It’ll be interesting to see how the unhinged style of Pop melds with the druggy, sun-baked vibes of Homme, who is a member of both Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal. The band is set to perform on some late night shows soon, so we won’t have to wait too long to know how well the two of them collaborated.