Photograph by: Elizabeth Weinberg , New York Times
The secretly recorded album is out this March.
Iggy Pop and Queens Of The Stone Age-frontman Josh Homme have recorded a new album together titled Post Pop Depression, as a new profile with the New York Times details. The album, due March 19, was written and recorded by the pair in complete secrecy at Hommes’ two studios, Pink Duck in Los Angeles and his home studio in Joshua Tree. The pair will appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight for a performance.
The theme of the record is summed up by Pop as, “What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?”.
“I had a kind of character in mind. It was sort of a cross between myself and a military veteran,” says Pop, who reached out to Homme last year. The collaboration only grew from there.
“This was to go where neither of us had gone before. That was the agreement. And to go all the way,” Homme said. Later in the profile he recounts discovering Lust For Life and The Idiot as the impetus to break up his original band, Kyuss.
“I thought, ‘That said what I wanted to say and I couldn’t say it better.’ So I quit,” Homme said.
The pair are also planning a brief tour in March which will feature new and old songs. The set list will likely contain the song Lust For Life track ‘Success’, which Pop has said he’s never performed live. Homme points out that they are looking for small venues, not necessarily in major cities.
“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,’ he said. “It will be special, and it will be over in the blink of an eye.”