Iggy Pop and Best Coast's 'True Blood' Garage Rocker Debuts

Iggy Pop and Best Coast's 'True Blood' Garage Rocker Debuts
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Iggy Pop and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino have collaborated on a track for HBO's True Blood, and the result is an organ-streaked garage-rocker about a subject one suspects is familiar to both. Available on iTunes now and airing on a July 8 episode, "Let's Boot and Rally" avoids vampire imagery — well, beyond the obvious idea of Pop drawing vitality from SPIN's current cover star — and focuses on, just, booting and rallying, you know? Co-written by KCRW DJ Gary Calamar and collaborator James Combs, it's not gonna make anybody forget Best Coast's excellent new album, let alone the Stooges — but it might help you block out the Stooges' instantly dated 2007 reunion album. Pop's creepy-wastrel baritone takes the lead on the first half of the song, Cosentino's California-gurl sass on the latter, and the two harmonize through the rest, repeating the chorus until it'll either stick or turn into a Hives song. Sorry, though: It's BYOB.

As we mentioned, Best Coast are on the current cover of SPIN! Pick up the new issue right now by clicking here.

Listen over at KCRW.

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