Death Grips are from Sacramento, California and are here to put fire on your boring life. Raw energy and caustic lyrics mixed with rap, punk, electro, distorted sounds and trippy videos (and everything in between).
Formed in late 2010 released the mixtape Exmilitary in April 2011. Since then tha anticipacion for their debut album keeps growing. Today, a year after their first mixtape release and a few video singles, are ready to release their debut album called “Money Store”. The first of the two albums that will be released in 2012. In “Money Store”, release date April 24, 2012, the cover is made by the artist Sua Yoo. Actually the cover and the groups statement about the cover are explaining their aesthetic and their attitude so good that I can’t resist putting them both here as is.
“On the cover you have an androgynous masochist on the leash of a feminist sadist who’s smoking. The sadist has carved Death Grips into her bitch’s chest. There is an overly confident quality to the woman smoking and a calmness to the androgynous masochist … We consider ourselves feminists, we fiercely support homosexuality, transparent world leadership, and the idea of embracing yourself as an individual in any shape or form. Acceleration is a mantra, we’re not a political band, we are freaks and outsiders. It was important to project that message and energy through the artwork of this album. This is free thinking and eternally open-ended music… [The cover] is like an ambassador to the sound.”
Death Grips are Stefan Burnett aka MC Ride, Andy Morin aka Flatlander and Zach Hill. Andy Morin and Stefan Burnett started the group and Zach Hill who was a neighbour with Stefan was involved later.Their live setup consists of MC Ride on vocals, Flatlander on keyboards, and Zach Hill on drums (check our previous post for more info about Zach Hill). They are touring around Europe this May and June so don’t miss one of the hottest bands of the year live. First of June are rocking Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. For more info about their tour dates check their page on Songkick.
Here is also their latest video for “I’ve seen footage”