Filthy Friends – the supergroup made of Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker, R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck, singer-songwriter Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin and guitarist Kurt Block – first burst forth a couple of months ago for Record Store Day with the single ‘Any Kind Of Crowd’ and a cover of Roxy Music’s classic ‘Editions of You’.
Now they’ve announced plans to release their debut album! ‘Invitation’ is out on 25th August via Kill Rock Stars. The 12-track collection promises to be a journey through different moods, styles and even genres. After delivering a mile-a-minute cover and a more restrained, melodic single, that certain doesn’t seem out of the ordinary from the collective.
To coincide with the announcement, the band have also shared the album’s new single, the pretty aptly-titled ‘The Arrival’. Combining the best of the band members’ assets into a sub-three minute blast, it’s scuzzy, slightly bluesy alt-rock powered by Corin’s unmistakable vocals.
Listen to ‘The Arrival’ below.
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