iggy pop + best coast on true blood’s new soundtrack!

by ray siegel

After each season of HBO's True Blood wraps, the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana has taken a beating thanks to its resident vampire community; they're left with an unusually high body count, several humans "turned," and don't even get us started on those shapeshifting werewolves. But if you watched season five, you'll remember that amongst all of the fairies and the chaos was a killer (pun intended) soundtrack. True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Volume 4 was produced by the show's music supervisor Gary Calamar.

On Volume 4 he unites rock legends with our favorite indie songstresses like Iggy Pop with Bethany Consentino and Eric Burdon with Jenny Lewis and releases new tracks from NYLON-approved bands like Alabama Shakes, Deap Valley, My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, Los Labos, Warpaint, and Bosco Delrey. Since you can't read minds like Sookie Stackhouse, you'll have to take our word for it and buy the series' soundtrack on iTunes starting May 28. In the meantime, get an exclusive listen at the track "Let's Boot and Rally" by Iggy Pop and Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast.