Pill is a jazzy, spastic post-punk quartet fronted by Veronica Torres, who brings a certain amount of warmth to her feral snarl. The group is great, but it’s her fluid, free-for-all vocals that really make this act stand out in a sea of post-punk one-offs. “Whatever you fear the most, I can sense it on you,” she declares, and you believe her. A few weeks ago they released the excellent, frantic track “Hot Glue” and today they’ve followed that up with an accompanying video. Since the band’s members come from a visual arts background, it’s unsurprising that the video is full of bright, violent allegory and surreal contrasts. It was created by the New York-based duo LAZY MOM — aka artists Josie Keefe and Phyllis Ma — and focuses mostly on acrylic-nailed hands destroying phallic shaped produce. It reminds me of that infamous banana scene in Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video from last year. Watch below via NPR, who’ve noted that it contains implicit sexual imagery… but really it’s all just food!
Pill’s “Hot Glue” b/w “A.I.Y.M?” 7-inch is out now via Mexican Summer.