Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Bill Rieflin, and Linda Pitmon are Filthy Friends. The names are indeed those names known from the likes of Sleater-Kinney, R.E.M, The Minus 5, King Crimson, and so on.
Filthy Friends have finally announced the release of their debut full-length studio release, ‘Invitation’, which will be released by Kill Rock Stars on August 25th. The first single, a song called “The Arrival,” has found its way to you and can be heard below. As the lead-off single, “The Arrival” shows heaps of promise, nicely riding a steady line between raw energy and refined songwriting. Its got a great loose flow, free of rigidity and Corinne Tucker’s delivery is omnipresent, commanding and rife with attitude. Things are looking pretty good.
You can go ahead and pre-order ‘Invitation’ now. Just click here for all available formats and related swag.
Filthy Friends is the product of like-minded individuals with nothing to prove getting together and making a heroic racket together that finds space for their many influences and interests. Lead singer Corin Tucker has left an indelible mark on the punk scene through her memberships in Sleater-Kinney and Heavens to Betsy. Guitarist Kurt Bloch has logged a lot of hours as the leader of The Fastbacks, as well as serving as a producer/mentor for up and coming Seattle rock groups. Drummer Bill Rieflin has a fine day job as one of the drummers in King Crimson. Bassist Scott McCaughey keeps plenty busy doing studio work and mining the power pop underground with his long-running band the Young Fresh Fellows. As for the other guitarist Peter Buck…if you’re unfamiliar with him, you haven’t been paying attention to the last 30 years of alternative/college/indie rock. (Stage whisper: He used to be in R.E.M.)
FILTHY FRIENDS Live Dates
8/25 – Eugene, OR @ Hi Fi Music Hall w/ wimps
8/26 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW presents Project Pabst
8/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
8/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom
9/01 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
9/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ Versus