Friday, May 29, 2009

IGGY POP - Preliminaires - Available June 2nd, 2009!

Preliminaires is the 2009 album from the Alt-Rock/Punk legend, due for release June 2nd, 2009 on Astralwerks. Iggy Pop takes on the language of romance and puts a decidedly French twist on Préliminaires. Produced by longtime collaborator Hal Cragin, Préliminaires highlights another facet of the Iggy Pop persona, focusing more on Jazz arrangements and the distinctive, rich baritone heard on classics like 'Nightclubbing' and his duet with French legend Françoise Hardy on the song 'I’ll Be Seeing You'. The album themes and texts have been inspired by Iggy’s reading of controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq and his book The Possibility Of An Island. On the record, Iggy even sings one song in French, a cover of Jazz standard 'Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)', a song widely associated with French legends Yves Montand and Edith Piaf. There are also more raucous moments like the Swamp Rock stylings of 'Nice To Be Dead'.

Here's the interactive video for the album's first single, "King Of The Dogs"!
IGGY POP - PRELIMINAIRES (Astralwerks)/Available June 2nd, 2009!

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