Pussy Riot Announce New EP ‘Panic Attack,’ Share NSFW ‘Sexist’ Video

Pussy Riot have announced a new EP, Panic Attack, out March 11th. They preview the upcoming release with new single “Sexist” featuring Russian rapper Hofmannita.

Produced by White Punk and Count Baldor, “Sexist” is the second single from the EP. Previously, they shared “Toxic” a collaboration with Dorian Electra and 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady.

In a statement, Tolokonnikova described “Sexist” as a comment on rape culture that “tells a fictional story of a heroine being invited to a hotel room by a high-level male government official, being harassed, and winding up murdering her abuser in self-defense. The lyrical idea was born after watching Welcome to Chechnya, a documentary on kidnappings, tortures, and murders of LGBTQ+ people in a Russian republic of Chechnya.”

The song’s accompanying NSFW video, directed by Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova, features nude men posing as pieces of furniture while the singers push them around with collars and whips.

Speaking about the meaning of the video, Tolokonnikova said “Instead of women and queer people being objectified and serving as furniture, we use sexist pigs as furniture,” she said in a statement. “The video does not encourage to oppress anyone, but rather satirically highlights arbitrary and absurd nature of any oppression.”

Watch the video below.

According to a press release, Pussy Riot will spend the rest of the year working on a new full-length album.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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