Iggy and The Stooges will release their first studio album in six years on April 30th, the band have confirmed.
‘Ready To Die‘ is the follow-up to 2007′s ‘The Weirdness‘, and has been mixed by Ed Cherney, who has previously described the record as:
“Old-time Stooges. It’s raw. They’re great songs, but not necessarily big choruses. They’re the Antichrist of anthems,” and added that Iggy’s lyrics show he, ‘Knows what he wants to say. He’s watching the world around him’.
James Williamson has taken care of production duties after joining up for his first Stooges album since 1973 in the wake of Ron Asheton‘s sad death in 2009.
According to reports, Williamson manned the production desk in San Francisco’s Fantasy Studios while Iggy Pop laid down his vocals in Miami. Two of the tracks slated for inclusion on the Stooges record are ‘I Got a Job But It Don’t Pay Shit‘ and ‘Gun‘.