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Iggy Pop’s Free Tops This Morning’s New Album Announcements

The iconic rocker bounces back three years after his supposed swan song.

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Your bout of post-Pop depression is officially over. Three years after Iggy Pop announced he was going to retire from recording, he’s returning to active duty with a new album titled Free, which comes out Sept. 4. For fans like me, it’s definitely cause for celebration — thought you might also want to temper your expectations just slightly. Unlike his rock-fuelled 2016 Josh Homme collaboration Post-Pop Depression, Free — which finds him working with jazz trumpeter Leron Thomas and experimental guitarist Sarah (Noveller) Lipstate — is billed as “uniquely somber and contemplative.” Based on the ambient title cut above, that seems pretty accurate.

Quoth The Ig in a press release: “This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice… By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need — not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”

As usual, Iggy’s album was only one of a slew of new releases announced over the past 24 hours. Check out the latest additions below, and of course, head over to the Upcoming Releases page for the entire fall list.


July 26

Drunktank | Return Of The Infamous Four
Janet Jackson | Rhythm Nation 1814 Vinyl
Janet Jackson | janet. Vinyl
Janet Jackson | The Velvet Rope Vinyl
Janet Jackson | All for You Vinyl
Janet Jackson | Control Vinyl
Janet Jackson | Control: The Remixes Vinyl
Delbert McClinton | Tall, Dark & Handsome
Swan Meat and DJ Heroin | House of Suns

August 2

Jack West | For the Record

August 9

INUS | Western Spaghettification

August 16

Dogtooth | What For? / Away
Gabber Modus Operandi | HOXXXYA

August 30

Vince Guaraldi | It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Vinyl

September 6

Barker | Utility
Iggy Pop | Free
Various Artists | Strain, Crack And Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Volume 1 (France)

September 13

Arab Strap | The Week Never Starts Round Here Vinyl
Twin Peaks | Lookout Low

September 20

Torpor | Rhetoric of the Image
Violet | Bed of Roses

September 27

Freezing Cold | Glimmer

October 4

Gong Gong Gong | Phantom Rhythm 幽靈節奏

October 11

Jethro Tull | Stormwatch: 40th Anniversary Force 10 Edition

October 25

Little Scream | Speed Queen
Norma Jean | All Hail