Super powered: Sleater-Kinney/ R.E.M supergroup Filthy Friends air new track ‘Any Kind of Crowd’

Sleater-Kinney/ R.E.M supergroup Filthy Friends air new track ‘Any Kind of Crowd’

It hits that sweet spot right between the two bands’ output.

How’s this for a supergroup? Sleater-Kinney singer and guitarist Corin Tucker and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck alongside singer-songwriter Scott McCaughey, Bill Rielfin, and guitarist Kurt Bloch. Sound just a bit too good to be true?

Well, better start believing because they’ve formed a supergroup called Filthy Friends. After releasing anti-Trump song ‘Despierata’ last year, they’re back with another brand new track. ‘Any Kind of Crowd’ was premiered on ‘The Best Show With Tom Scharpling’, and for any fans of both Sleater-Kinney and R.E.M, it finds the sweet spot somewhere between the two.

While Corin doesn’t bring so much aggression this this one, she instead softens her tone to match up with Peter’s typically jangly guitar melodies. The track is released as a 7” for Record Store Day on 22nd April and is also set to feature a cover of Roxy Music’s classic ‘Editions of You’.

You can hear ‘Any Kind of Crowd’ on ‘The Best Show’ here, starting from around the 5 minute mark. See the artwork below.

Sleater-Kinney/ R.E.M supergroup Filthy Friends air new track ‘Any Kind of Crowd’

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