Los Angeles public radio station KCRW is premiering “Let’s Boot and Rally”, a duet by Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, which was recorded for the July 8 episode of HBO’s True Blood. The track, co-written by James Combs and KCRW DJ and True Blood music supervisor Gary Calamar, can be heard right now on KCRW’s Music Blog.
“To me, it sounds like classic punk rock Iggy, and Bethany’s vocals take it over the top,” Calamar said about the track. “They sound beautiful together.”
Apparently Pop is a fan of the show and Cosentino jumped at the chance to collaborate with the punk icon.
In the five seasons of True Blood, Calamar has received Grammy nominations three seasons in a row, and has put together other noteworthy collaborations including Neko Case with Nick Cave and Karen Elson with Donovan. “Let’s Boot and Rally” is now available on iTunes.