Invitation by Filthy Friends on Apple Music

12 Songs

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About Filthy Friends

Anchored by Sleater-Kinney vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, Filthy Friends is a northwest alternative rock supergroup for the ages. In addition to this pair, Filthy Friends features Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks, Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5 and King Crimson drummer Bill Rieflin; the latter two were featured players in the latter-day touring incarnation of R.E.M.

Originally, Filthy Friends was designed as a simple covers band, playing low key shows in Portland beginning in 2012. The group started to gain momentum after performing a set of David Bowie tunes for Buck's annual Todos Santos Music Festival in early 2016. By October of that year, the quintet reunited to record "Despierta" for Dave Eggers' Donald Trump protest project 30 Days, 30 Songs. One song led to a few others, so the group recorded a full album. Signing with Kill Rock Stars, Filthy Friends released a single called "Any Kind of Crowd," backed by a cover of Roxy Music's "Editions of You," appeared in April 2017, followed by "The Arrival" in June. The full-length debut Invitation saw release in August 2017. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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