Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Filthy Friends

Filthy Friends | Photo by Makena Duffy for XPN

Joining us in the studio for this Indie Rock Hit Parade live session is a band whose members represent a multiple generations’ worth of music history. Led by Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Filthy Friends essentially formed around just that: a collection of longtime friends who love making music together. Joining Tucker and Buck are bassist Scott McCaughey, guitarist Kurt Bloch and drummer Linda Pitmon; each of whom have also played in various iterations of The Minus 5. While on tour in support of their second album, Emerald Valley, Filthy Friends (and tourmates Dressy Bessy) stopped by our studio to effortlessly charge through a set of new songs.

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Just Announced: Filthy Friends brings its new album Emerald Valley to Johnny Brenda’s

Filthy Friends | photo by John Clark | courtesy of the artist

Filthy Friends, the supergroup led by Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and Peter Buck of R.E.M., has announced its second album, Emerald Valley, which will be released May 3 on Kill Rock Stars. They’ll headline Johnny Brenda’s on May 21, with Denver indie rockers Dressy Bessy opening the show. Continue reading →