Posted March 31, 2021 by Jeff in Tunes

Peaches Counters ‘Dark, Confusing, Frustrating’ Reality with Humorous New Single


Third Man Records just released a subversive new electro-pop track from self-described feminist icon, musician, producer and artist Peaches. “Pussy Mask” is available to stream now alongside a surreal music video. The single will be available as a black vinyl 7-inch as well as a picture disc 7-inch (limited to 500 copies).

Both are available for pre-order on the Third Man online store and Peaches online store ahead of a June 25 release.

“Because of the pandemic, our collective anxieties unite us more than ever,” says Peaches in a statement. “Even though it may not affect each one of us the same way, we all have similar base concerns. A serious reminder that we are all in this together. I wanted the song to be absurd and fun but also a reflection of our concerns. The humor shines some light into our dark, confusing, and frustrating reality.”

Directed by award-winning artist Leah Shore and animated by Leah Shore and Rob Yuflo, the music video features animated versions of Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“Peaches has always been a political figure, with lyrics famous for their focus on social inequality, body image, gender, and age equality,” reads a press release about the tune. “She has spent the past two decades upending stereotypes and challenging social norms while championing issues of gender equality and sexual identity with biting wit and fearless originality.”

She’s had a busy six months too. During that time, she’s taken on systemic oppression on “Flip This,” celebrated the 48th anniversary of Roe v Wade with friends Cyndi Lauper, Nona Hendyrx and Linda Perry on Amanda Shires’ “Our Problem.” She has also collaborated with Dave Grohl, Nick Cave and Tenacious D and co-created Fill the Whole, an online gaming experience with digital artists Pussykrew for the music and arts festival CTM.