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Sleater-Kinney and R.E.M. supergroup Filthy Friends take down Trump on new song “Despierata” — listen

on October 21, 2016, 5:58pm

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Earlier this week, R.E.M. shared a live version of “World Leader Pretend” as part of the anti-Donald Trump music campaign 30 Days, 30 Songs. Now, another R.E.M.-affiliated outfit has submitted its own takedown of the wannabe politician: Filthy Friends, a new supergroup comprised of R.E.M.’s Peter BuckCorin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, The Minus 5 frontman Scott McCaughey, drummer Bill Rieflin, and The Young Fresh Fellow’s Kurt Bloch.

Titled “Despierata”, it’s a rollicking cut led vocally by Tucker. It also serves as Filthy Friends’ first song together. Check it out below.

“Despierata” is expected to appear on a 2017 debut album from Filthy Friends, according to Buck. Previously, the supergroup came together to cover David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” and “Jean Genie”.

Along with Filthy Friends, Franz Ferdinand, Jim James, Death Cab for Cutie, and Aimee Mann have all contributed to 30 Days, 30 Songs.

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