Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age frontman, and Eagles of Death Metal drummer, Josh Homme appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night (Jan. 21) to debut their new collaborative project with a performance of their very first song off of the album Post Pop Depression, titled "Gardenia," and it did not disappoint.
Yesterday, Iggy Pop had suprise-announced the project, a new album titled Post Pop Depression that also recruits Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, and had revealed plans for the Colbert performance to take place that very evening. In addition to Helders, the band also features Homme's Queens Of The Stone Age bandmates Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen, as well as Matt Sweeney of Chavez, who were all present during the live debut.
The song plays out like a very avant-garde post-punk number, with the rock legend's singing bordering on melodic spoken word throughout, while Homme lays down his signature guitar riffs and wailing solos. With the duo's impressive combined skill set, the remainder of the album is sure to be a hit.
"Gardenia" is one of nine songs that appear on Iggy Pop's new record, which will be released on March 18 via Caroline International in the UK and in the U.S. via Loma Vista Recordings. The secret album was recorded "out in the dessert" according to Colbert during his interview with the two rockers, between Homme's two studios, Joshua Tree and Pink Duck in Los Angeles.
The band will take their show on the road in March surrounding the album's release; however, no official dates have been announced at this time. Pop told the New York Times that he will also perform some of his classic songs on the tour, including a never-performed-live song "Success," which appears on his album Lust For Life.