It’s not often that musical collaborations form at the behest of vampires and werewolves. But when they do, the result is pretty extraordinary. HBO’s True Blood is known for its well-constructed soundtracks, which include last season’s Neko Case and Nick Cave cover of “She’s Not There” by the Zombies (ironically one of the few mythical monsters still absent from the show).
For season five, the vamp-drama has recruited Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino for a song titled “Let’s Boot and Rally.” The song will premiere on KCRW on July 5, and then on True Blood the following Sunday, July 8. Iggy Pop has this to say about the collaboration: “I’ve always liked to bite. I guess this makes me a singing vampire, does this mean I have license to suck?”