- 20 May 19
Filthy Friends will be at Button Factory on May 29.
Filthy Friends, fronted by Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and R.E.M's Peter Buck, have released a music video for 'Break Me'.
'Break Me' is featured on the Portland-based band's new sophomore album Emerald Valley. The music video was directed by Lance Bangs, who has created videos for Sonic Youth, Nirvana and Arcade Fire, and follows a young couple who make their way from Minnesota to Oregon City on the Oregon Trail.
"I explored imagery of young relationships hitting the complications of starting new lives in a new setting, and time spent on interior life contrasting with the needs of time spent with a partner," said Bangs in a statement. "[It’s a] great song, and I feel like the video looks like how the song sounds in my head.”
Peter Buck explained the meaning behind the song:
"I wrote the music to ‘Break Me’ the day after Tom Petty died. I didn’t know the guy, but he’d been in my life since high school. I was trying to capture how tough he was and yet how vulnerable to the world. The song isn’t about him, but every time I play it I think about him."
Check out the video below: