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Serious giants occupy 5 Best Songs this week. You’ve got Kendrick Lamar, the architect of a new album so utterly dizzying and forceful it survived its semi-botched surprise release completely unscathed. Then you’ve got Grimes and Bleachers on the same track, plus an explosive new one from Death Grips, and of course, another song from… More »

There was a pretty significant imbalance in this week’s 5 Best Songs. The bottom 3/5 of this list was the subject of significant debate, with lots of candidates receiving low percentages of overall votes — all worthy, mind you, but none achieving consensus; there were numerous alternate candidates that could have appeared in those spot… More »

Even with all of the dick pics and album leaks and label disputes of 2012, Death Grips never had a more tumultuous year than they did in 2013. It was the year they reached new heights of exposure, after the climb in 2012, and found it not to their liking. This was a year of… More »

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Death Grips’ NO LOVE DEEP WEB Gets Vinyl Release

Would you guys have imagined that more than half-way through 2013, last year’s NO LOVE DEEP WEB fracasperformance art oddities, aside — would…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 10, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Hear British TV Choirmaster Cover Death Grips

Gareth Malone, a British choirmaster and star of the reality TV series The Choir, will release Voices this year and it includes an ecclesiastical cover…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 27, 2013 - 5:44 pm
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Death Grips – “Birds”

People get mad about Death Grips because they're frankly pretty unreliable and disrespectful, but people talk about Death Grips because they make fucking awesome music.
Michael Nelson | August 22, 2013 - 7:05 am
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Deconstructing: Death Grips’ No-Show Live Show And What We Expect From Concerts

When Death Grips "chose not to arrive in Chicago" for their scheduled set at Lollapalooza 2013, it led to outrage in comments sections, on Twitter,…
Michael Nelson | August 7, 2013 - 2:32 pm
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Death Grips “Chose Not To Arrive” At Lollapalooza, Fans Destroy Their Equipment

Death Grips have bailed on Lollapalooza 2013. Last night, the band never showed up to the official aftershow they were set to play at Chicago'…
Liz Pelly | August 3, 2013 - 6:38 pm
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Death Grips Launch Thirdworlds Label, Prep New LP

Death Grips had a hell of a chaotic 2012: Two much-loved albums, a big tour cancellation, and an unlikely stint on Epic Records that came
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2013 - 3:48 pm
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Sasquatch! 2013 Monday: The Postal Service, Ariel Pink, Death Grips, & More

If there was one constant during the Monday at Sasquatch! it might as well have been "failure." The rainy final day, riddled with many sound…
Miles Bowe | May 28, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service,…
Stereogum | May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

The Prodigy – “Firestarter (Death Grips Remix)”

It's nice when groups connect the aesthetic dots for us. This afternoon, noise-rap troublemakers Death Grips posted a hectic, disorienting remix of "Firestarter," the feral…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2013 - 4:05 pm
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Death Grips – “Lock Your Doors” Video

Last week, noise-rap shit-starters played a reportedly-anarchic SXSW set that none of your Stereogum correspondents managed to see because the line to get in wa…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2013 - 8:58 am
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Watch Fred Armisen Talk Death Grips On Rachael Ray

Apparently, celebrity chef Rachael Ray has a thing she does on her talk show where she gives her guests 60 seconds to talk about whatever…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2013 - 3:21 pm
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Death Grips – “Come Up And Get Me” Short Film

When they were recording NO LOVE DEEP WEB, the free album that got them kicked off of Epic, punk-rap noisemakers blew through their whole major-label…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2013 - 11:34 am
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Death Grips Dropped By Epic

It's starting to look like the honeymoon is over for Death Grips and Epic. After what seemed to be a rock-solid marriage full of unauthorized
Michael Nelson | November 1, 2012 - 4:50 pm
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Death Grips Leak Angry Emails From Epic

When Death Grips released NO LOVE DEEP WEB allegedly without the consent of their new label, Epic, some of us thought it might be a
Michael Nelson | October 31, 2012 - 4:21 pm
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Stereogum’s Top 10 Sets Of CMJ 2012

As we approached last week's CMJ marathon, thought-leading haymakers of all stripes were of a single mind: This year there just wouldn't be much hay…
Amrit Singh | October 22, 2012 - 7:25 pm
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Death Grips – “True Vulture” Video

You might have heard that Death Grips have a new one out, although considering the band's uncomfortable relationship with traditional promotion (and album cycles), it'…
Michael Nelson | October 17, 2012 - 3:32 pm
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Death Grips – “World Of Dogs” Video

Here's Death Grips characteristically assaultive clip for NO LOVE DEEP WEB's "World Of Dogs." Watch it below.
Corban Goble | October 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm
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Mixtape Of The Week: Death Grips NO LOVE DEEP WEB

With all the furor about its sudden online leak, it's easy to forget that with NO LOVE DEEP WEB, Death Grips have done something that…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2012 - 5:07 pm
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Deconstructing: Death Grips’ NO LOVE DEEP WEB: Act Of Rebellion Or Publicity Stunt?

You know the story by now, but in case you don't: On Monday, 10/1, Death Grips gave away their highly anticipated new album, NO LOVE
Joseph Schafer | October 3, 2012 - 12:59 pm
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Download Death Grips NO LOVE DEEP WEB

When Sacramento punk-rap noisemakers Death Grips signed to Epic and announced plans to drop two albums in a year, it was a deeply unlikely tur…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2012 - 9:43 am
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