Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino

by Debbie Stoller

What happens when you team up punk-rock legend Iggy Pop and surf-pop darling Bethany Cosentino? You get a rockin’ track that’s a little gritty, a little dreamy, and utterly infectious. The forefather of punk rock and Best Coast front woman were approached by HBO’s True Blood to collaborate on a song for an upcoming episode and each really dug the idea.  Pop and Cosentino, both self-proclaimed fans of the show, recently recorded “Let’s Boot and Rally,” which was co-written by KCRW DJ James Combs, and True Blood music supervisor Gary Calamar. 

The track opens with heavy drums and a robust bass line, setting the tone for an explosive romp. Pop’s rugged vocals enter the song and are eventually backed by Cosentino’s countering sweet, melodious, and sunny ‘ahhs.’ She then joins him for a round of the catchy repeated line “boot and rally! / boot and rally!” in a chorus reminiscent of The B-52s. Although it’s a pretty straightforward track, it still makes for a good time and will probably be stuck in your head until someone starts humming “Call Me, Maybe.” Enjoy it while you still can!

Check out the track below, and listen for it on this Sunday’s episode of True Blood. After you’ve caught up on the newest episode, check out the current issue of BUST for a feature on True Blood’s own, Anna Paquin, our June/July cover girl!

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