Filthy Friends

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Filthy Friends
Corin Tucker pointing and holding a microphone beside Peter Buck playing guitar
Filthy Friends in 2017
Background information
Origin United States
Years active 2012–present
Labels Kill Rock Stars
Associated acts

Filthy Friends is a rock supergroup that formed in 2012, originally to perform live covers of David Bowie songs.[1] Its members are Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, Peter Buck of R.E.M., Kurt Bloch and Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5, Bill Rieflin of King Crimson and Linda Pitmon of The Baseball Project and Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3. In October 2016, the group released its first song, "Despierta" (Spanish for "awake"), which criticized then-U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, as part of the 30 Days, 30 Songs project.[2] The group intends to release its debut album in 2017.[3] "Any Kind of Crowd", the group's debut single, was released on March 1, 2017, with a 7" release that includes a cover of the song "Editions of You" on Kill Rock Stars the following April 22.[4] Their debut album, Invitation, was announced June 20 along with lead single "The Arrival".[5]


  • "Any Kind of Crowd"/"Editions of You" (Kill Rock Stars, April 22, 2017 for Record Store Day)
  • Invitation (Kill Rock Stars, August 25, 2017)


  1. ^ Reed, Ryan (24 October 2016). "Hear R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney Supergroup's Anti-Donald Trump Song, 'Despierta'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ Geslani, Michelle (21 October 2016). "Sleater-Kinney and R.E.M. supergroup Filthy Friends take down Trump on new song "Despierata" — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  3. ^ Moore, Sam (24 October 2016). "Listen to R.E.M. and Sleater-Kinney supergroup Filthy Friends' anti-Trump song, 'Despierta'". NME. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  4. ^ Sodomsky, Sam. "Listen to Sleater-Kinney/R.E.M. Supergroup Filthy Friends' New Song "Any Kind of Crowd"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Grant, Sarah (June 20, 2017). "Sleater-Kinney, R.E.M. Supergroup Unveil Debut Album, Talk Anti-Trump Shows". Rolling Stone. Wenne rMedia.

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