Song of the Week: Iggy & the Stooges

Right before the week of SXSW, let’s start a new regular feature here: Song of the Week. Each week we’ll offer up a listen to a new, upcoming song from an album and/or artist we like. Kind of the same thing we do with those endless “Video Du Jour” things we use to fill space and kill time – only now we’ve figured out how to use Soundcloud on the blog.

Ahem. OK, legends Iggy and the Stooges are back this spring with a studio Iggy-and-the-Stoogesalbum, Ready to Die, and “Burn” is the first single.

On the new album Iggy is joined by guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott Asheton, with Mike Watt filling in on bass for the late Ron Asheton.

The group will take their new music on the road this spring, with a March 13 show for the House of Vans showcase at The Mohawk  in Austin for South by Southwest kicking things off. Aside from the SXSW festival, the only other North American appearances currently on the itinerary are a headlining set at the Free Press Summer Fest June 1-2 in Houston, and the Ink-N-Iron Festival June 8 in Long Beach.

Ready to Die is due in stores April 30 on Fat Possum Records. You can pre-order the disc here.

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