Iggy Pop provided words of encouragement to music supervisor Gary Calamar after the two collaborated on "Let's Boot and Rally" for season five of True Blood in 2012. "It might have been an off-the-cuff comment," says Calamar, "but him talking to me inspired me to take it to the next step."
Calamar, currently music supervising Intruders for BBC America, Cocked for Amazon and the indie film Tumble Down, recorded demos of a half-dozen songs and while working with Kevin Weaver, Atlantic Records Group president of Film and Television, on a True Blood soundtrack. He then received further encouragement -- a budget to finish the songs and release them digitally as an EP. You Are What You Listen To, a six-song collection produced by John Would, will be released Oct. 12. A record release party and performance will be on Oct. 14 at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood, Calif.