"What made Death Grips’ story compelling was that it was without moral or direction. Never fully independent, the band could only define themselves in opposition to the parental presence of their label. Never fully obedient, they learned to make a spectacle of their own bad choices. As heroes go, they were bratty and misguided. I’m tempted here to write that maybe being bratty and misguided was the point, but in my most respectful and adulatory moments I would say that I’m not sure Death Grips had one."

Mike Powell says goodbye to Death Grips.



"Niggas on the Moon finds Death Grips drawing from themselves rather than pushing things forward, a deviation from their mission statement. Anyone familiar with the band’s mix of aggressive electronics, barked non-sequiturs, and collapsing song structures will find plenty to like here, but after three years of aiming to confuse and shock, Death Grips are approaching reliability, and the presence of truly thrilling moments has decreased accordingly."

Larry Fitzmaurice reviews Death Grips’ Niggas on the Moon.



Read Ian Cohen's review of Death Grips' latest album Government Plates, a Best New Music pick.

Read Ian Cohen's review of Death Grips' latest album Government Plates, a Best New Music pick.



Surprise: Listen to the new Death Grips album, Government Plates, right now.

Surprise: Listen to the new Death Grips album, Government Plates, right now.



"Paying money to see a band in a club and having them cancel through something that seems like a clear fuck-you is doubtlessly infuriating. And that— as John Cage or Marina Abramović or Justice Yeldham or anyone whose idea of performance upsets our idea of what we’re paying to see has affirmed— is OK. If Friday’s cancelled Death Grips show had been scheduled for the Museum of Modern Art, it would’ve been subtitled ‘The Artist Isn’t Present’, and it would have been documented in art journals. Performance art is not about getting anything; it’s about being gotten."

Grayson Currin on Death Grips’ controversial recent no-shows for The Pitch.




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 Death Grips have uploaded a series of mysterious videos onto their YouTube page. There are five versions of a video called “No Hands”, each of which has what sounds to be original music and home video footage



Watch Death Grips’ 13-minute short film/video for "Come up and get me", filmed during the duo’s wild stint at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont last year.

Watch Death Grips’ 13-minute short film/video for "Come up and get me", filmed during the duo’s wild stint at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont last year.




Death Grips’ The Money Store, featuring the track “I’ve Seen Footage”, is #9 on our Top 50 Albums of 2012.



"Say you were being bullied in school: If you have our music in your headphones, no one is really bullying you anymore. It’s like taking a pill that makes you super-human. The music has emotional suffering on the darker and deeper side of what the human experience is like, but it’s also a beast— you could take a bite out of a bowl while listening to it."

Death Grips talk to Jenn Pelly in our latest feature interview



Death Grips at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Photo by Tom Spray— more here. 

Death Grips at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Photo by Tom Spray— more here



Thanks to this email leaked via Death Grips’ Facebook, we now know that the free release of their cock-covered album NO LOVE DEEP WEB was not a marketing stunt by their label, Epic. Either that, or this email is part of the marketing stunt, amirite?!

Thanks to this email leaked via Death Grips’ Facebook, we now know that the free release of their cock-covered album NO LOVE DEEP WEB was not a marketing stunt by their label, Epic. Either that, or this email is part of the marketing stunt, amirite?!





In his review of Death Grips’ new NO LOVE DEEP WEB, Grayson Currin looks past the cock on the cover and gets to the album’s nihilistic core. 

In his review of Death Grips’ new NO LOVE DEEP WEBGrayson Currin looks past the cock on the cover and gets to the album’s nihilistic core. 



Death Grips up the NSFW ante by putting a penis on the cover of their new album, NO LOVE DEEP WEB, which you can listen to in full right here.

Death Grips up the NSFW ante by putting a penis on the cover of their new album, NO LOVE DEEP WEB, which you can listen to in full right here.



Listen to Death Grips' entry in the Adult Swim Singles Series: "@DEATHGRIPZ".