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Pussy Riot Share Two Videos For Eric Garner Tribute “I Can’t Breathe”

Their first English-language song features Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner and RIchard Hell.

February 18, 2015

Today, Pussy Riot return with two music videos for a new song, "I Can't Breathe," a song written in tribute to slain Staten Island resident Eric Garner that is also their first English-language song. The above video portrays the band members being buried alive, while the below video uses images of NYC cops and those paying tribute to Garner; the song was written in December of last year along with Richard Hell, Nick Zinner, Andrew Wyatt, Shahzad Ismaily (The Ceramic Dog) and Russian bands Jack Wood and Scofferlane. Read the statement they released with both videos below.


"Pussy Riot's first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror - killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all kinds - for political prisoners and those on the streets fighting for change. We stand in solidarity. Pussy Riot's Masha and Nadya are being buried alive in the Russian riot police uniforms that are worn during the violent clashes of police and the protesters fighting for change in Russia. A pack of 'Russian Spring' brand cigarettes is on the ground at the beginning. 'Russian Spring' is a term used by those who are in love with Russia's aggressive militant actions in Ukraine, and the cigarettes are a real thing."

Pussy Riot Share Two Videos For Eric Garner Tribute “I Can’t Breathe”