Sleater-Kinney/R.E.M. Supergroup Filthy Friends Unveil New Album

Listen to "Last Chance County" from the LP 'Emerald Valley'
Sleater-Kinney/R.E.M. Supergroup Filthy Friends Unveil New Album
Filthy Friends — the supergroup featuring Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, King Crimson's Bill Rieflin, the Minus 5's Scott McCaughey and the Fastbacks' Kurt Bloch — have announced their sophomore album. Titled Emerald Valley, the full-length arrives on May 3 via Kill Rock Stars.

For a taste of the new album, the group have shared the new teaser track "Last Chance County."

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Tucker said the following of the song:

It's about a teenage girl riding the bus through a depressed Northwest town in the 1980s, a version of myself and the frustration I saw there… Riding the bus to work, I saw people struggling to make ends meet and make sense of their lives. It's disheartening that 30 years later, the struggle for working people might be even greater.

You can listen to "Last Chance County" below.

Filthy Friends' new album follows the group's 2017 debut Invitation. In support of the upcoming record, the band will be heading out on a North American tour, which includes a lone Canadian stop in Vancouver on May 10. You can see the schedule below.

As previously reported, Tucker is also working on a new Sleater-Kinney album with St. Vincent.

Tour dates:

05/09 Seattle, WA - Neumos

05/10 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

05/11 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

05/13 San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall

05/14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

05/17 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club

05/18 Atlanta, GA - The Earl

05/19 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

05/20 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

05/21 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's

05/23 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

05/24 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg