Death Grips The Powers That B on Limited Edition 180g 2LP
Experimental rap-noise duo Death Grips, consisting of Stefan “MC Ride” Burnett and Zach Hill formed during late 2010 in Sacramento, California. The band soon dropped the highly acclaimed mix tape Exmilitary featuring the standout track “Guillotine,” Time Out NY’s #1 single of 2011. From inception, the band has received unparalleled critical praise from tastemakers across the board while also being featured on countless “best of” lists.
In 2012, Death Grips followed up Exmilitary with their full length debut, The Money Store. The album built on Exmilitary’s unique punk rap sound and explores new territory with standout tracks “Get Got,” “Blackjack” and “I’ve Seen Footage.” The album quickly solidified the band’s position as one of the most intense and visceral bands around. Death Grips was named the most legally downloaded band on the internet for the first half of 2012, racking up an impressive 34 million downloads on BitTorrent.
Delivering on the promise of putting out two albums in 2012, Death Grips dropped No Love Deep Web in October for free online. The album was streamed over 100,000 times in the 24 hours following its release. The sonically intense music, coupled with provocative album art was received with unprecedented critical and commercial attention. Death Grips followed that up with the release of their fourth album Government Plates as a free digital download in November 2013.
In 2014 the group announced their dissolution with the following farewell message:
"We are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. We have officially stopped. All currently scheduled live dates are canceled. Our upcoming double album The Powers That B will still be delivered worldwide later this year via Harvest/Third Worlds Records. Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. Above and beyond a 'band.' To our truest fans, please stay legend."
Death Grips' fifth and possibly final record, the double album The Powers That B, will be issued in March 2015 on Harvest Records and consists of two separate albums - Niggas on the Moon and Jenny Death. The first album, Niggas on the Moon features chopped vocals from Bjork and was previously released as a free digital download in June of 2014 on the Death Grips website.
Death Grips The Powers That B Track Listing:
LP1 - Niggas on the Moon
1. Up My Sleeves
2. Billy Not Really
3. Black Quarterback
4. Say Hey Kid
5. Have a Sad Cum BB
6. Fuck Me Out
8. Big Dipper
LP2 - Jenny Death
1. I Break Mirrors With My Face In The United States
2. Inanimate Sensation
3. Turned Off
4. Why A Bitch Gotta Lie
5. PSS PSS
6. The Powers That B
7. Beyond Alive
8. Centuries of Damn
9. On GP