Iggy Pop Featured on “Post Punk,” the New Single from The Crystal Method & Hyper

Article Contributed by Falcon Publicity | Published on Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Crystal Method (who is Scott Kirkland) has teamed with pioneering UK breakbeat producer Hyper for a unique single -- “Post Punk” featuring legendary Stooges front man Iggy Pop. “Post Punk” will appear on The Crystal Method’s seventh studio album The Trip Out set for release April 15, 2022 on Ultra Records.

The brooding, mid-tempo “Post Punk” was produced alongside longtime Crystal Method ally Hyper (Guy Hatfield). From TCM vs Hyper single “Fire To Me” which appeared on the London original motion picture soundtrack to his remix of TCM classic “Busy Child,” the celebrated cinematic sound designer--whose recent credits include music for gaming and screens (Cyberpunk 2077, “Orange Is The New Black”)—steps into the studio with The Crystal Method for an album cut that is progressive and mesmerizing.

Borrowing a soundbite from Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges documentary Gimme Danger, the track is built upon distorted synths and heavy drums, while Iggy Pop—in his signature, gravelly voice—asserts his individuality. “I don’t want to be a punk. I don’t want to belong to any of it,” he pronounces. “I just want to be.”

Listen now here: https://ffm.to/post-punk
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/1Y8IterotF4

A follow-up to 2018’s acclaimed The Trip Home—which took fans on a nostalgic, sonic journey—The Trip Out finds Kirkland looking to the future and embarking on collaborations with some of today’s most exciting, and musically diverse, artists. Primarily written in 2020, the album loosely centers around the idea of escapism—a timely theme amid a year of shuttered venues, canceled tours and global lockdowns. Alongside “Post Punk,” the album will feature already released singles “House Broken” featuring Naz Tokio” and “Act Right” featuring Billy Dean Thomas and VAAAL.  

The full track listing for The Crystal Method’s The Trip Out set for release April 15 on Ultra Records is as follows:

    “Watch Me Now” featuring Koda and VAAAL
    “House Broken” featuring Naz Tokio
    “Let’s Trip Out” featuring King Green
    “Chemical Mentalist” featuring Wednezday
    “Free Play”
    “Act Right” featuring Billy Dean Thomas & VAAAL
    “Friction” featuring Future Funk Squad and Jim Davies
    The Crystal Method & Hyper “Post Punk” featuring Iggy Pop

About The Crystal Method:
Originally formed in Las Vegas in the early nineties by co-founders Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan (now retired), The Crystal Method is one of the most successful American electronic acts. Pioneers of the big beat genre and innovators of the ‘90s electronica movement, The Crystal Method has remained at the forefront of the worldwide dance music industry for more than two decades.

The Crystal Method celebrates a 25+-year career in the music scene, which has resulted in an extensive discography that includes: the platinum-selling Vegas (1997), the band’s debut studio album and one of the top-selling albums worldwide by an American electronic artist ever; Tweekend (2001); Legion of Boom (2004) and Divided by Night (2009), both of which received GRAMMY nominations in the Best Electronic/Dance Album category; and The Crystal Method (2014). The Trip Home--released in 2018--served as the sixth full-length The Crystal Method album and Kirkland’s first as a newfound solo act. Its follow-up The Trip Out will be released April 15, 2022.

As The Crystal Method, Kirkland’s music and creative output also extends into film and TV, where his credits include: the theme song for hit Fox TV show Bones; the score for indie film London; composing all the music for the J. J.-Abrams-executive-produced Fox TV drama Almost Human; the film score for the 2017 documentary Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight; and the theme song for 3 Below, the Netflix TV series from Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro, as well as writing additional music and the end title for Netflix’s move Trollhunters – Rise of the Titans.

About HYPER:
Releasing music since 2005, multi-award winning leader in devastating sound design HYPER has toured the globe expansively, playing every major festival from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock. He has a singular focus on producing and crafting high end, polished soundtracks encompassing full orchestral pieces featuring dramatic instrumentation and the very latest in electronic crossover. HYPER’s approach to music curation is to create the defining moment of inspired sound that enhances motion picture content, thus translating that moment into a lasting consumer sensory memory. You can find HYPER’s industry endorsed music amongst some of TV’s most popular shows (including ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘The Leftovers’), tent pole motion picture advertising campaigns such as ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ and is the producer behind the iconic soundtrack to the trailer of ‘Cyberpunk 2077,’ the futures blockbuster video game from Projekt Red. www.djhyper.com

James Newell Osterberg Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Designated the "Godfather of Punk," he was the vocalist and lyricist of proto-punk band The Stooges, who were formed in 1967.

He had a long collaborative and personal friendship with David Bowie over the course of his career, beginning with the Stooges' album Raw Power in 1973. Pop began his solo career by collaborating with Bowie on the 1977 albums The Idiot and Lust for Life, Pop usually contributing the lyrics. Throughout his career, he is well known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics, poetic lyrics, and distinctive voice.