R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney supergroup Filthy Friends unveil new song “November Man”: Stream

The latest preview of their upcoming sophomore album, Emerald Valley

Filthy Friends REM Sleater Kinney supergroup "November Man" song release Emerald Valley album
Filthy Friends, photo by John Clark

Rock supergroup Filthy Friends are just a little over a month out from the release of their sophomore album, Emerald Valley. The star-studded outfit — comprised of Sleater-Kinney’s Corin TuckerR.E.M.’s Peter BuckKing Crimson’s Bill RieflinThe Minus 5’s Scott McCaughey, and The Fastbacks’ Kurt Bloch — previously teased with lead single “Last Chance County”. Today brings a second preview in “November Man”.

As with its predecessor, the new song takes a stark look at present-day America under the bleak “leadership” of Trump. “Long skinny tie/ And hair of gold/ You made the deal/ Our future sold,” Tucker croons, her almost funereal tone accompanied by biting, razor-edged guitars.

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Check it out below via the lyric video, which features an image of the White House (via Stereogum).

Additionally, the outfit has shared a new album trailer:

Emerald Valley arrives May 3rd and follows 2017’s Invitation. Pick up all of Filthy Friends’ vinyl releases here.

Filthy Friends will support their new effort with a US spring tour that begins mid-May. Tickets can be purchased here.

In related news, Tucker’s other outfit, Sleater-Kinney, is gearing up to release its own new album later this year.