Iggy Pop Releases Covers Album Himself After Being “Humiliated” By Labels

    Yesterday Iggy Pop released a French-themed, possibly French language covers album called Apres. During a press conference in Paris, he explained that his label Virgin pressured him for another punk album, and wrote off his new Francophile work as a definite flop. He also said that labels really have never been a help to his career remarking, “What has a record company ever done for me but humiliate and torment and drag me down?” So Iggy came up with the most punk solution and decided to release the album himself from his website and some other distribution channels like Amazon and iTunes. Fact Magazine reports that physical CD copies will be sold from the site, Ventre Privee. Check out Iggy Pop’s official site for an expanded version of the cover art and a download link.