Death Tour Strike a Match with "P.I.S.S./U.S."
Potently pissed prospects Death Tour have released an emphatic new video for their latest single, "P.I.S.S./U.S." A molotov-esque response to current social climate and ongoing civil unrest, the band issued the following statement that clearly defined their stance.
NO MORE POLICE STATE.
NO MORE SILENCE.
NO MORE DEATHS.
NO MORE SILENT AGENDAS.
NO MORE CENSORSHIP.
NO MORE COMPLACENCY.
THIS IS A DIRECT REACTION.
DO NOT LET THE FIRE GO OUT.
Earning a reputation for a skillful balance of the inflammatory and the insightful, the band's 2019 Blood Pact release served as proper induction to an important new wave of articulate, aggressive music. Death Tour's most recent offering builds on the band's ability to source multiple genres to craft a stylish, razor-sharp brand of heavy.
As for "P.I.S.S./U.S.", Death Tour's Demi Yoko prefaced the track with a particular personal statement. His experience provides an better understanding to the kind of angst expressed in the band's music.
“I have a vivid memory of being the only black person in white spaces and feeling like I didn’t belong. I distinctly remember feeling so disconnected from my blackness and how deeply I desired being accepted as a youth in white spaces. I recall one instance of going home so disconnected with myself that I went to Walgreens to buy bleach cream because I hated being black and wanted to just be seen for who I was.
Videos like the Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd murders are a constant reminder that I am constantly at war with myself and the world for simply being born.
I had so much rage, so much pain, so much frustration after watching the Ahmaud Arbery murder and deeply desired a release of this energy even if it was just for a moment. I called Milly and expressed how badly I wanted to do a straight to the point, fast, and aggressive punk rock song to get these emotions out.
P.I.S.S./U.S. is the result of that.
We did not know that George Floyd would be killed by police less than two weeks later and with that, the need to put this song out felt even more necessary. The hurt does not stop, but yelling about it helped me find relief and even empowered me to do more. I hope it can do the same for you all even if it is for a minute."
For information on how to contribute constructively to the ongoing fight against injustices in the Black community, the band has shared the following document complete with donation, protest, and educational information. The comprehensive collection of information was compiled by activist, Indigo.
WATCH P.I.S.S./U.S. from Death Tour