Iggy Pop and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino have paired up for "True Blood."
The unlikely couple duets on the song "Let's Boot and Rally," a track written for the HBO series about vampires, True Blood. The music supervisor is Gary Calamar with songwriter James Combs.
"Iggy Pop, or should I say Iggy's people, had reached out to me saying he was a True Blood fan and if any opportunities come up, to please keep Iggy in mind," Calamar, who is a DJ at Santa Monica's KCRW as well, wrote on a blog. "We sent Iggy the demo of 'LB&R'. He loved it and said sign me up."
With the rock expert committed to the project, Cosentino, who is in the middle of a sophomore album launch and her Urban Outfitters fashion line, "jumped at the chance to sing with Mr. Pop."
It isn’t the first big music contribution for the show: artists like Snoop Dogg and Nick Lowe have chipped in some original material and covers to the series' numerous soundtracks.
"Let's Boot and Rally" will feature on Sunday, July 8's "True Blood" episode. Hear the track at KCRW.