Death Grips releasing 2 albums on Epic (MP3s, videos, animated gifs, a Williamsurg show & other dates)
by Andrew Sacher
Death Grips at FFF Fest 2011 (more by BBG)
Noise rap trio Death Grips (MC Ride, Zach Hill, Flatlander) arrived last year with the Exmilitary mixtape and plan to follow it this year with two full lengths, The Money Store and No Love. Both albums will come out on the group's new major label home, Epic Records. The Money Store is due out on April 24 and No Love will be out this fall.
Death Grips have been revealing videos and tracks from The Money Store. If you're at all worried that the major label signing will lead to Death Grips cleaning up their sound, fear not. Other than some bigger sounding production quality (which only helps the group), they sound as heavy and out-there as ever. The videos for "Blackjack," "Get Got," and "The Fever (Aye Aye)" are below. You can also download "Get Got" and "Lost Boys" above or stream them below. The album's artwork and tracklist are also below.
Death Grips have a few upcoming dates scheduled for 2012 including Coachella and a pre-Coachella show in California with Refused. In late May and June, they'll head to Europe for a few festivals and upon returning to the US, they'll play a NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 13. They'll also return to the NYC-area in September for ATP I'll Be Your Mirror NJ. Tickets for the MHOW show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday (4/6) at noon. UPDATE: even more tour dates have been announced and are listed belo.
In other news, Death Grips released a series of GIFs (109 to be exact) called "RETROGRADE" that are meant to be played at the same time. Here's what the group had to say about the project:
The piece itself is a musical instrument. Our real performances are disassembled, mangled, and thrown back together in a renegade way. We recommend the "PLAY ALL" button. This is exactly how we create our art. It's dirty, chaotic, and constantly on the brink of catastrophic failure. We encourage others to deconstruct our ideas and this piece in similar ways. We are excited about people creating their own content out of this device. It's not about the machine itself but the process of exploration.
All dates, videos, streams, and more below...
Death Grips - "Blackjack"
Death Grips = "Get Got"
Death Grips - "The Fever (Aye Aye)"
Death Grips - "Get Got"
Death Grips - "Lost Boys"
Death Grips - The Money Store
The Money Store Tracklist:
1 Get Got
2 The Fever (Aye Aye)
3 Lost Boys
5 Hustle Bones
6 I've Seen Footage
7 Double Helix
8 System Blower
9 The Cage
10 Punk Weight
11 Fuck That
12 Bitch Please
Death Grips -- 2012 Tour Dates
04-12 Pomona, CA - The Glass House *
04-13 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-20 Indio, CA - Coachella
05-05 Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Electronic Music Festival
05-18 Dublin, Ireland - The Academy
05-19 Glasgow, Scotland - Stag & Dagger
05-20 Manchester, England - The Roadhouse
05-21 Nottingham, England - The Bodega
05-22 Norfolk, England - Norwich Arts Center
05-23 Brighton, England - Green Door Store
05-25 London, England - All Tomorrow's Parties
05-26 Paris, France - Grande Halle de La Villette
05-27 Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Worm
05-28 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - OT301
05-29 Nijmegen, The Netherlands - Merleyn
06-01 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06-02 Barcelona, Spain - Field Day Festival
06-04 Brussels, Belgium - Magasin
06-05 Ghent, Belgium - Charlatan
06-06 Cologne, Germany - Mtc
06-07 Berlin, Germany - Gretchen
06-08 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
06-09 Porto, Portugal - Optimus Primavera Sound
06-12 Philadelphia, PA - The Barbery
06-13 New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06-14 Boston, MA - TT The Bear's
06-15 Montreal, Quebec - Club Lambri
06-16 Toronto, Ontario - Wrong Bar
06-18 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
06-19 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
06-20 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
06-21 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
09-23 Asbury Park, NJ - I'll Be Your Mirror Festival
* with Refused