Iggy Pop will put out a ragged new single later this month, titled “Asshole Blues,” as part of a new flexi disc series on indie rockers Jacuzzi Boys’ Mag Mag label. The track is a muffled recording featuring just Pop and an acoustic guitar, as he bemoans an asshole who’s glommed onto his trail like one of Robert Johnson’s hellhounds. “Asshole, when are you gonna die?” Iggy sings at one point of the song. It will come out officially on April 21st.
“I wrote a blues song about an asshole who’s out to get me,” Pop tells Rolling Stone of the song. “It’s full of negative energy. Listen at you own risk. It’s fun to play the blues”
Jacuzzi Boys issued a joint statement to Rolling Stone explaining why they launched the flexi-disc series. “Basically the flexis will serve as a place where artists can do as they please,” the said. “[It’s] a place to exercise your most experimental desires or keep it 101. No rules. We’re just trying to turn folks on to stuff we find interesting. We’re as curious as anyone else might be to see how it all unfolds.”
The band launched the Mag Mag label in 2015 as a means of putting out their own records. After befriending Pop last year when they opened for him at a gig in their native Miami, they asked him to record a song for their label. The group is hoping to announce new installments of the flexi-disc series soon.
“Asshole Blues” is available for preorder now.