Post Pop Depression is the seventeenth studio album by Iggy Pop, released on March 18, 2016, by Loma Vista Recordings. Produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the album was recorded in secrecy and features contributions from Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
Pop and Homme began working on the album in January 2015. Pop contacted Homme by text message to ask if he was interested in writing music together. After they spoke by phone, Pop sent Homme some lyrics by mail, along with notes about Pop’s time working with David Bowie. Three months later, Homme sent lyrics to Pop, and they agreed to work together on recording songs in a studio. They brought incomplete ideas as opposed to finished songs, so that they could work on them together. Pop described the album as discussing issues of what happens when your utility is at an end, and dealing with your legacy.
Consisting of nine songs, the album was recorded between January 12 and March 9, 2015 at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California, over the course of two weeks, and another week at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, California. Pop and Homme self-financed the album. Dean Fertita recorded guitar and keyboards, while Matt Helders recorded drum tracks. Homme stated that preparing Post Pop Depression was one thing that helped him cope with the aftermath of the November 2015 attack at the Bataclan.
The album was released on March 18, 2016. Pop and Homme had already embarked on March 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA on a US tour to support the album due to be followed in May 2016 by a European tour. In addition to Pop and Homme, the tour includes Fertita, Helders, Matt Sweeney playing bass guitar and Troy Van Leeuwen playing guitar.
They debuted their first song, “Gardenia”, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on January 21, 2016. The song peaked at number 26 on Adult Alternative Songs. The album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 making the album Iggy Pop’s highest charting in the US. It also charted highly in other parts of the world as well.
An ice cold reply to the alienated world coming from two warm beating hearts. The
duo of Larissa Iceglass and William Maybelline appear as true romantics of the modern age,
admiring William Wordsworth, fascinated by the beauty of art nouveau aesthetics, exploring
British seashores and forests at night as well as inspired by the urbanism of Berlin.
Human Tetris are a four-piece band from Moscow, Russia formed in October 2008 and went on indefinite hiatus in 2012. The guys draw inspiration from a large variety of post-punk / new wave bands, along with modern post-punk revival and indie rock artists. The name is derived from a famous Japanese TV show.
The band comprises vocalist and guitarist Arvid Kriger, bassist Maxim Zaytsev, lead guitarist Maxim Keller, and drummer Sasha Kondyr.
Whispering Sons is a Belgian post-punk band formed in 2013. Their dark sound breathes desperation and nervosity, which translates into an ominous atmosphere. Their first EP ‘Endless Party’ was released in December 2015 on Wool-E Tapes and was reissued on vinyl in March 2016 through Minimal Maximal. On November 25, the band will release a 2-track 7″ on Weyrd Son Records.
Punk/post-punk band from Sao Paulo, Brazil.