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Filthy Friends' debut album Invitation out now!

August 28, 2017

Filthy Friends have released their debut album Invitation via Kill Rock Stars. To celebrate, Filthy Friends will perform in Los Angeles, Seattle, Brooklyn, Chicago and more. Complete tour dates below. Buy or stream Invitation here.


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 musicians in King Crimson, he appears on the record but is no longer a touring member. Drummer Linda Pitmon (The Baseball Project, Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3) has joined the band as a permanent member. 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 has abandoned his position of Lord of the dance to play with Filthy Friends.

So far, the world has gotten to know Filthy Friends through a nicely scattershot batch of songs: “Despierta,” their entry into the anti-Trump project 30 Songs For 30 Days and the 2017 Record Store Day release featuring their original “Any Kind of Crowd” and a sinister take on Roxy Music’s “Editions of You.” Now this fierce collective is fanning the flames even hotter with the release of their debut full-length Invitation. Yes, it does slip their already released tracks into the mix, but what surrounds those tunes is oh so much more than you could have ever asked for.

The 12-song collection works through a flurry of different moods and styles, genre exercises and joyous experiments. The intricate guitar knots and blasts of bubblegum pop of Buck’s beloved Television are all over the herky-jerky “Windmill.” A mash-up of ‘60s downer vibes and rootsy rumblings makes up the marvelous “Second Life” whereas “Come Back Shelley” is all swagger and glitz in the style of a lost glam rock 45. There ain’t nothing this band can’t do with the wet clay of rock music and what they sculpt out of it is pure art.

Tour Dates:

8/29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Dressy Bessy
8/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom w/ Dressy Bessy
9/01 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
9/06 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ Versus
9/22 Chicago, IL @ Goose Island Block Party w/ Ted Leo and The Record Company
9/23 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival


Filthy Friends announce debut album 'Invitation,' out 8/25

June 20, 2017

Exciting news! Filthy Friends (the supergroup of Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch, Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin) will be releasing their debut album, Invitation, on August 25th. You can pre-order the album NOW on LP, CD, and MP3 from the Kill Rock Stars website.

Rolling Stone has premiered the band's new single, "The Arrival," and interviewed Corin Tucker and Peter Buck about the formation of the band and their songwriting process. Click here to read the article.



Filthy Friends tour dates

08/25 Eugene, OR @ Hi-Fi Music Hall w/ Wimps
08/26 Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW presents Project Pabst
08/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Terragram Ballroom
09/01 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/06 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ Versus

Filthy Friends announce debut album 'Invitation,' out 8/25

June 20, 2017

Exciting news! Filthy Friends (the supergroup of Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch, Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin) will be releasing their debut album, Invitation, on August 25th. You can pre-order the album NOW on LP, CD, and MP3 from the Kill Rock Stars website

Rolling Stone has premiered the band's new single, "The Arrival," and interviewed Corin Tucker and Peter Buck about the formation of the band and their songwriting process. Click here to read the article.

Filthy Friends tour dates

08/25 Eugene, OR @ Hi-Fi Music Hall w/ Wimps
08/26 Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW presents Projet Pabst
08/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Terragram Ballroom
09/01 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/06 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ Versus


Filthy Friends announce debut album 'Invitation,' out 8/25

June 20, 2017

Exciting news! Filthy Friends (the supergroup of Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch, Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin) will be releasing their debut album, Invitation, on August 25th. You can pre-order the album NOW on LP, CD, and MP3 from the Kill Rock Stars website

Rolling Stone has premiered the band's new single, "The Arrival," and interviewed Corin Tucker and Peter Buck about the formation of the band and their songwriting process. Click here to read the article.

Filthy Friends tour dates

08/25 Eugene, OR @ Hi-Fi Music Hall w/ Wimps
08/26 Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW presents Projet Pabst
08/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Terragram Ballroom
09/01 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/06 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ Versus


FILTHY FRIENDS DEBUT 7" AVAILABLE THIS RECORD STORE DAY!

April 21, 2017


Kill Rock Stars is proud to share the debut 7" from Filthy Friends. Filthy Friends is a David Bowie cover band, OR they are Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), Bill Rieflin (King Crimson, Ministry) and occasionally Krist Novoselic OR they are unemployed rodeo clowns from Ringling Bros. circus. Choose whatever “alternative facts” you like, and spin their new 7-inch this Record Store Day - Saturday, April 22, 2017. The rollicking tunes echoing from their party tent include the original “Any Kind of Crowd”, backed with the enthusiastic cover of the Roxy Music standard, “Editions of You”.

FILTHY FRIENDS SIGN TO KILL ROCK STARS! DEBUT 7" OUT APRIL 22nd

March 01, 2017

LISTEN TO THE PREMIERE OF "ANY KIND OF CROWD" ON THIS WEEK'S THE BEST SHOW!

We are super excited to announce the latest signing to the Kill Rock Stars roster, Filthy Friends! The band's new song "Any Kind of Crowd" debuted on last night's episode of The Best Show with Tom Scharpling. Click here to listen (the song starts at the 5-minute mark).

Filthy Friends is a David Bowie cover band... OR... they are Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), Bill Rieflin (King Crimson, Ministry), and occasionally Krist Novoselic... OR... they are unemployed rodeo clowns from Ringling Bros. Circus. Choose whatever “alternative facts” you like, and spin their new 7-inch this Record Store Day - Saturday, April 22, 2017. The rollicking tunes echoing from their party tent include the original “Any Kind of Crowd,” backed with the enthusiastic cover of the Roxy Music standard, “Editions of You.”