Filthy Friends - Emerald Valley (LP - Green Vinyl)
Emerald Valley is the sophomore effort from supergroup Filthy Friends, out May 3 on Kill Rock Stars. This album finds Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and new drummer Linda Pitmon flexing their muscles both sonically and thematically: the music contains more surprises and sophistication, while the lyrics take on the current state of our planet and our people. The album title and title track come from another name for Eugene, OR, Tucker's home city, and evolved, in her words, into "a sort of manifesto about the kind of place we are at as a country but also as a region. Just taking stock of where were at and feeling like I can't believe we let things get this bad."