Pitchfork reports that hardcore hip-hop assemblage Death Grips are making good on the promise they made earlier this year to release two full-length records in 2012. Since that announcement back in February, it’s been an uneven ride for the band. They released The Money Store (TMT Review) to widespread critical acclaim in April, then proceeded to announce extensive tourdates to support the record. Before they could hit the road, though, the band unexpectedly cancelled the entire tour, disappointing fans without so much as a proper explanation for that unfortunate development.
Could it be that they just needed to focus on the second album they were contractually obligated to produce and release in 2012? While the band’s statement is full of information about the new release, to be titled NO LOVE DEEP WEB and tentatively schedule to drop in late October on Epic Records here in the US, it doesn’t retroactively explain the lack of touring in support of The Money Store in any explicit manner.
I’ll let Death Grips lay all the details about the new release out for you, though:
the album is titled NO LOVE DEEP WEB
we are working on 20 tracks and looking to narrow down to 13.
it will be released by epic records in the us and columbia in the uk.
the release is scheduled for fall 2012. most likely late october.
we are in correspondence with Crispin Glover and working toward a video collaboration with him relating to this album.
we’ve been recording the album primarily in sacramento , ca. and oakland , ca. for the past five months.
we will be mixing it in shanghai , china.
there are no manually programmed drums on this album ,
the beats are being played live on a roland electronic v-drum set or acoustic drum set by zach.
there are no features , guest collabs or outside producers.
the material is cold , bass heavy , minimal , rock & roll influenced and could simultaneously fit into a rave or dance club context.
it is essentially rap and electronic music while at times extremely aggressive.
we plan on supporting this release live internationally.
*the track that comes out sept.10 as part of the adult swim series is a previously unreleased track from the Money Store and is totally unrelated to the new album NO LOVE DEEP WEB.
NO LOVE DEEP WEB is another sound and vibe entirely.
They certainly know how to try and make us forget about their past indiscretions — live drums! Chinese mixing! Crispin Glover! If you’re willing to forgive Death Grips, and I think I might be, then we’ve got lots to look forward to as the year winds down. Here’s to hoping the second half of 2012 doesn’t follow the same trajectory as the first half!
• Death Grips: http://thirdworlds.net