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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 resurface? Yesterday, there were reports on a Reddit thread that vinyl copies of the album, which the band famously released online for free against the behest of their label, were… More »

By: 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 of Death Grips’ “Guillotine.” This is not a test, people. We are not being trolled, this is totally real, and Malone has unveiled the cascading cover as a preview of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 27, 2013 - 5:44 pm

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. (I’d argue that No Death Grips = No Yeezus, tbh.) The band is reportedly working on a 2014 LP for their own (major label-affiliated) Thirdworlds imprint, but this morning, out… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 22, 2013 - 7:05 am

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, and in real life: Patrons at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge got violent when it became clear the band wouldn’t be performing at the official Lollapalooza after-show party for which they had… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 7, 2013 - 2:32 pm

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’s Bottom Lounge. When the band never played, fans apparently destroyed all of Death Grips’ equipment, according to what a bunch of folks have posted on Reddit and Twitter. Amongst the… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 3, 2013 - 6:38 pm

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 to an end when they leaked the second of those two albums, the dick-pic-adorned No Love Deep Web. As it turns out, though, the band isn’t entirely done with the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 8, 2013 - 3:48 pm

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 problems, cancellations, and absences, brought that word to mind in some context with nearly every set. Yet, in spite of this, band after band delivered their all and by the… More »

By: 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, the Breeders, and many more. We sent Autumn Andel to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: 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 techno-rock song that was a massive hit for rave popularizers the Prodigy in 1996. And now that I think about it, the Keith Flint mouth-foaming and Liam Howlett steamroller productio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2013 - 4:05 pm

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 was too goddam long. From all accounts, though, it was nuts. And the group’s members made some recordings by wearing cameras over their faces, and they used that footage to make… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013 - 8:58 am

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 they want. And in his recent appearance on the show, Fred Armisen used most of his allotted time to talk about Death Grips — or, more specifically, about former Hella… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013 - 3:21 pm

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 advance by living at the famously fancy Los Angeles hotel Chateau Marmont. And the group’s new self-directed short film for the NO LOVE track “Come Up And Get Me” show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2013 - 11:34 am

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 album leaks and the publication of privileged emails between label and band management, Epic has released a statement revealing that perhaps all was not bliss in Camelot:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 1, 2012 - 4:50 pm

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 publicity stunt that was actually pulled off with Epic’s approval (if not Epic’s idea in the first place). That seems less likely now that the band has shared on FacebookMore »

By: Michael Nelson / October 31, 2012 - 4:21 pm

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 to make. There appeared to be no big story to chase, no overarching trend to memorialize, no barometric cluster of bands to hunt, no clearly identifiable narrative to manufacture. And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 22, 2012 - 7:25 pm

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’s only fitting that their new video isn’t actually scored by a song from their new record. “True Vulture” is a collaboration between Death Grips and artist Galen Pehrson, whose digitally… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 17, 2012 - 3:32 pm

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. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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 about a million other rap crews have done: Released an album’s worth of material for free online. There’s a whole garden industry of that happening nowadays, and it’s called mixtapes. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2012 - 5:07 pm

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 DEEP WEB, ostensibly against the wishes of their label Epic Records. Call it a victory for Internet-freedom cheerleaders. Major-label artists — Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, for instance — have… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / October 3, 2012 - 12:59 pm

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 turn of events, one that seemed like it might not turn out well. And though they did release the galvanizing album The Money Store earlier this year, the relationship between band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2012 - 9:43 am