Watch Pussy Riot's English Language Video 'I Can't Breathe'

Pussy Riot's remaining two members, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, have had quite the last four years. First as peripheral members of Russian anarchist art collective Voina, then as political provocateurs with the now infamous "Punk Prayer" performance at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012; which landed them in prison, making them icons and Stateside celebrities in the process.

Today, Nadya and Masha premiered Pussy Riot's first English langage video for the track "I Can't Breathe". Inspired by Eric Garner's death at the hands of NYPD officers, it also hits close to home for Pussy Riot and others who have experienced state terror meant to silence either through death or imprisonment.

The video features Nadya and Masha, dressed in Russian riot police uniforms, being buried alive in a grave. And, as the video comes to a close, punk icon and author Richard Hall—of Television and Voidoids—speaks Garner's final words.

The music, produced by Pussy Riot and the Russian bands Scofferlane and the Jack Wood, features the instrumental work of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner (guitar/piano) and Mikke Snow's Andrew Wyatt (electronics/synths). It's not groundbreaking music, but it doesn't need to be. The combination of Zinner and Wyatt's instrumental textures, Pussy Riot's soulful vocals, the subject matter and Hell's spoken word requiem are nevertheless unexpectedly affecting and chilling.

It's punk rock as it was meant to be: socially-conscious and powerful.