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Russian Protest Art Collective Pussy Riot Announce Their Debut Mixtape 'Matriarchy Now'



Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot announce their debut mixtape MATRIARCHY NOW to be released on August 5th on Neon Gold Records (MARINA, Charli XCX, Christine and the Queens etc). The release date is just before the 10-year "anniversary" of their August 17, 2012 verdict of being convicted with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, and spending 2 years in jail for protesting Putin.


Taken from the upcoming MATRIARCHY NOW mixtape, "PLASTIC" feat ILOVEMAKONNEN is revealed today, alongside the official music video, directed by Haley Bowman.


The mixtape features collaborations with Tove Lo (who executive produced the project), Salem Ilese, Kito, Hudson Mohawke, Slayyyter, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Big Freedia, Phoebe Ryan and more.


"PLASTIC" feat ILOVEMAKONNEN and the mixtape follow Pussy Riot's latest political action last June 9th, in which they hung a 45-foot MATRIARCHY NOW banner from the third floor of the Texas State Capitol to protest the national attack on reproductive rights. Plus Nadya Tolokonnikova's been instrumental in setting up LegalAbortion.ETH - the frictionless web3 donation address benefits seven organizations protecting reproductive rights.


Nadya's web3 efforts helped to raise over $200K so far for reproductive rights non-profits, including Planned Parenthood and Centre for Reproductive Rights. In February, at the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, she was instrumental in raising $7M via UkraineDAO.


Pussy Riot’s created singles the last few years, such as the project “Make America Great Again” which was eerily recorded and shot before Trump was elected president, "RAGE RIOT” along with the Nadya Tolokonnikova-directed video, as well as “HANGERZ” a project on female reproductive rights.


“Police State” (feat Chloe Sevigny in the video) and “1312” are projects against police brutality; "1312" stands for "ACAB", "all cops are bastards". “НОЖ” / “KNIFE” is a project against domestic violence, which was released alongside Pussy Riot's "STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE".


Ever since their release from prison, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina founded MEDIAZONA, Pussy Riot’s independent publication focused on Russian courts, law enforcement, and the prison system. Nadya Tolokonnikova recently co-founded UnicornDAO which is redistributing wealth and visibility to create equality for women-identified and LGBTQ+ people in the world in general, and in the crypto/web3 space in specific.



Pussy Riot Live

Thu 8.4 – San Francisco, CA – EP Release Show / Outside Lands Kickoff @ The Castro

Sun 8.7 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music +Arts Festival

Wed 8.10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre (with REI AMI + special guests

Fri 9.16 – Victoria, BC – Rifflandia Festival

Sun 9.18 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival





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