Let’s call it what it should be called. Filthy Friends is a super-group of friends that have made their mark with a number of different groups. Filthy Friends’ debut album Invitation is set for release August 25 on Kill Rock Stars. The band shares the video for the single “Despierta,” which may hold a deeper message than you may think. Wake up!
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 Ministry and 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.
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 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
9/23-24 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival