Co-starring a massive chicken carcass.

Russian activists Pussy Riot have shared a video for “Chaika,” a new single produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. The track tackles the country’s general prosecutor Yuri Chaika, who is alleged to have ties to Russia’s notorious Tsapok gang.

In the clip, Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova playacts as different legal officers, torturing prisoners and eating a whole chicken as, perhaps, a form of stress relief.

Tolokonnikova also released a statement about their collaborative work with Sitek, who they chose to work with because of his apparent ability to communicate with cats.

“Everybody should remember that we are flying on the fucking giant rocket though space. Everybody should think about it at least one time per day. Giant. Rocket. I wonder why people doesn’t have telescopes at their house to remind themselves about this truth”, – says Dave. That is why he never tries to foretell what is going to happen during your new meeting. He really can give the things the opportunity to happen, to occur. And this is the most important talent an artist can have. All the rest, like technical skills, time period, style, will follow. The linchpin is to be able to let something strange happen, some incredible story or a peculiar situation. “How can I answer the question what track would we write next time? May be tomorrow we’ll just go to pick flowers. Or start sewing a pair of pants. Shall we sew some pants?” This is Dave.

Dave has three huge fluffy dogs and two cats resembling tiny cautious leopards. Dave knows how to talk to them, and his cats and dogs in their turn can sing accompanied by different musical instruments. That is why it is absolutely not important in what language you are composing a track together with Dave. You could write in English or in Russian, or simply mew like Run The Jewels.

If I compose something in an English speaking country I don’t want to be constrained by the language, to stay within the limits of English. I can create stunning and bizarre rhymes in English, working, in fact, precisely due to that bizarreness. We discussed it once with Miss Kittin whose first language is French that it is really wonderful to write using a language which is not your mother tongue and unconsciously come up with paradoxical and amazing phrases. Still I would never agree to write in English only. That is why it came so much to the point to discover Dave who can understand cats and Russians without words.

[via SPIN]

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