Filthy Friends – Emerald Valley – Limited Edition, Colored Vinyl, Kill Rock Stars, 2019

Limited colored #vinyl – Emerald Valley is the sophomore effort from supergroup Filthy Friends. 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, Tuckers 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.