The godfather of punk and electronic music duo, Underworld have collaborated on an EP due out this summer. According to Pitchfork magazine, the four-track EP titled Teatime Dub Encounters is slated for release July 27. Recording sessions for the new EP took place in a hotel room and feature Pop speaking while Underworld provides the musical accompaniment.
It’s not so easy to picture Iggy Pop sitting (shirtless of course) on a plush couch in a swanky hotel room describing a point in his life when he was without friends as he listens to dreamy instrumental music. But, that’s exactly what you get with the new single, “I’ll See Big.” The track features Pop discussing the demands of friendships and the dynamic at play in maintaining relationships set against Underworld’s delicate instrumentals. Listen to the single here.
Both Underworld and Pop produced music for the original Trainspotting and T2 Trainspotting and this partnership grew from their work on those projects.
Pop, who turned 71 this year, released his last album, Post Pop Depression, in March of 2016. The Grammy nominated album features Matt Helders from Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age members Josua Homme, Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen. Pop is headlining the Cal Jam 2018 Festival taking place October 5-6 in San Bernardino, California.
Underworld, a British electronic music duo formed in the 80s have released nine studio albums. Their most recent release was in 2016 titled Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Teatime Dub Encounters Track List
1. Bells and Circles
3. I’ll See Big
4. Get Your Shirt