New Filthy Friends Video for “Break Me”


Hey Kids: Check out the new Filthy Friends video for their song “Break Me.” And, just in case you hadn’t heard, the band–Peter Buck, Corin Tucker, Linda Pitmon, Scott McCaughey & Kurt Block–is on tour in the USA so can catch ’em while you can! Watch the video: http://bit.ly/2EfgNdA

Peter’s Tour Diary: East Coast Here We Come


“Filthy Friends have finished the West Coast leg of the tour, and I am back home in Athens preparing for the East Coast and Europe leg. The shows have been great. I’m so thankful to everybody for coming out. As you can see, I finished the all important tryout of the tour pillow. Also, Scott … Continued

Filthy Friends in Athens Friday, 5-17


Make sure to catch Peter’s band Filthy Friends (w/ Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon, Kurt Bloch) at the Fabulous 40 Watt in Athens, GA, on Friday, May 17th. Support is from Dressy Bessy. Ticket info here: http://bit.ly/2YpIRCy

LIVE REVIEW: MICHAEL STIPE, PATTI SMITH, NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 13, 2019


From Magnet: If you’d told me in 1992 that on a single day in 2019, I would buy a Bingo Hand Job record before breakfast, then see Michael Stipe debut three solo songs, followed by a gospel choir covering Patti Smith, and then Patti Smith herself performing a few songs accompanied by her daughter …

Peter Checks in on the Eve of Filthy Friends Tour


As y’all can see from the pictures and poster, Filthy Friends are preparing to hit the road! Practice is finished, snacks have been consumed, and the van rented. Our record, Emerald Valley, came out last week and we are prepared to rock! … or something. Music will be involved anyway. See everybody at the shows. ~ Peter

Nothing Is Cool: LoveWant Photo/Essay Feat. Michael & Helena Christensen


LoveWant magazine’s issue #16 features a beautiful photo/essay titled “Nothing Is Cool” with images of Michael and Helena Christensen on location in Athens, GA. Photos are by HQ friend Christy Bush (some of which we’ve shared here). You can view more photos from the shoot at Instagram pages for both Christy and Love Want

Salon Interviews Peter


Peter talks about the new Filthy Friends album, Emerald Valley as well as the recent Bingo Hand Job release, and his other plans for recording in the coming months… Read about at the link: http://bit.ly/2H2eNqD

Video: Michael Performs Surprise Set at Webster Hall


Earlier this week, Michael treated fans to a surprise set at Webster Hall prior to Patti Smith’s headline show at the recently reopened venue in New York City. His set included new songs including one called “Your Capricious Soul” on which he was accompanied by Andy LeMaster of Now It’s Overhead. You can watch the … Continued

New Filthy Friends LP, Emerald Valley, Out May 3rd


Just a reminder that Filthy Friends new LP Emerald Valley is out tomorrow, May 3rd. In the meantime, check out this interview with Corin Tucker who talks about her musical partnership with Peter Buck and how the new record came together: http://bit.ly/2PHOuZD

Vinyl Reissue of In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 June 14th


We’re pleased to announce the vinyl reissue of In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003. Available for the first time on vinyl in over 15 years, the album includes 18 hits spanning 1988’s Green to 2001’s Reveal, plus two songs released for the first time as part of this compilation. The double-LP set—which makes its … Continued

Stump Monkey Lives


We caught up with Brant Slay of the legendary Chickasaw Mudd Puppies recently and he was kind enough to write up his reflections on the Bingo Hand Job show and t-shirt for us to share:

“The Chickasaw Mudd Puppies Aka: Stump Monkey…

I can’t believe I found that ole stinky t-shirt.

Filthy Friends In-Store Event, May 8th, in Portland


Our friends, your friends, Filthy Friends (including our very own Peter Buck) have a record release event at Music Millenium in Portland, OR, on May 8th, 7pm. Their new LP, Emerald Valley, is due out on May 3rd, followed by a U.S. Tour. Pre-order the new record: http://smarturl.it/emeraldvalley