Lunachicks’ Gina Volpe releases song/video/PSA, “Don’t Touch Your Face”
Punk vets Lunachicks will play their first shows in over 10 years unless coronavirus gets in the way (their sold-out NYC shows were rescheduled from April to July, and Punk Rock Bowling was postponed to 2021), and meanwhile Lunachicks guitarist Gina Volpe has just released this timely new song/video/PSA, "Don't Touch Your Face." Via press release:
Gina Volpe (guitarist of legendary NYC punk band Lunachicks) is set to release a new song & animated video "Don’t Touch Your Face" on 4.6.20 serving as a Public Service Announcement amidst the Corona Virus pandemic.
Using the alias of Volpe Co., Gina’s company, the song is a one minute tongue in cheek punk anthem that provides a window into Volpe’s own manic internal dialog. Driven by the anxiety we are all feeling about doing everything we can to not spread the virus (and not get sick ourselves) Volpe provides a momentary distraction from these dark days with this hilarious yet helpful earworm.
“It started as my 20 second hand washing song. But then I began singing it in my head because I became aware of just how much I like to touch my face.
It helped remind me to stop touching my damn face!”
Teaming up with Director and Animator, Leah Shore (Cartoon Network, Google, MTV) Shore perfectly encapsulates the song’s message by featuring a cat violently correcting his human’s habitual face touching and
ultimately binding and gagging him S&M style.