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Digi_Kraken
Sep 4, 2011


I love hip hop, but I admittedly am not as knowledgeable in it as I should be.

Death Grips is honestly the only interracial "rap" (debatable, I know) group I can really think of, and that's super interesting to me.

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Killsion
Feb 16, 2011

Templars Rock.


Griff the Cave Ape posted:

I love hip hop, but I admittedly am not as knowledgeable in it as I should be.

Death Grips is honestly the only interracial "rap" (debatable, I know) group I can really think of, and that's super interesting to me.

I have no idea what you mean by this... Do you mean because Zach and Flatlander are white, and MC Ride is black? Clipping for reference is also two white dudes, and a black guy.

WASDF
Jul 29, 2011



Griff the Cave Ape posted:

I love hip hop, but I admittedly am not as knowledgeable in it as I should be.

Death Grips is honestly the only interracial "rap" (debatable, I know) group I can really think of, and that's super interesting to me.

What the poo poo does their skin color have anything to do with anything?

acephalousuniverse
Nov 3, 2012


Griff the Cave Ape posted:

I love hip hop, but I admittedly am not as knowledgeable in it as I should be.

Death Grips is honestly the only interracial "rap" (debatable, I know) group I can really think of, and that's super interesting to me.

Man there's another band that's pretty noisy and also has a black guy and two white guys in it . . . I forget their name but I think they were mentioned in this thread . . . I think it's that word for when your waveform is too big and then you get in a loudness war and the music is all distorted?? (I'm kidding.)

There are actually a few examples, none of whom I actually listen to regularly but like Digital Underground, Cypress Hill, Jurassic 5, 3rd Bass, Das Racist, etc.

Scorched Spitz
Dec 12, 2011


Company Flow, Deltron 3030, CunninLynguists, Slaughterhouse, Dilated Peoples and I'm pretty sure the Roots have a white bassist.

Scorched Spitz fucked around with this message at 01:36 on Jun 3, 2013

Khagan
Aug 8, 2012

Words cannot describe just how terrible Vietnamese are.

So... Zach Hill just formed Drumgasm with Matt Cameron and Janet Weiss. Is this the untimely end of Death Grips?

emdash
Oct 19, 2003

and?


Khagan posted:

So... Zach Hill just formed Drumgasm with Matt Cameron and Janet Weiss. Is this the untimely end of Death Grips?

Probably not, Zach has done a lot of other weird projects like that and they usually are one-album wonders (see Shred Earthship, Risil, a couple albums with different configurations of Mars Volta people). An all-drum trio is pretty much at the opposite end of marketability from Death Grips, too. But who knows, I hope to see some interviews about the new group.

WASDF
Jul 29, 2011



he said he was working on Death Grips #4

Eight Is Legend
Jan 2, 2008


Checked out these guys out today for the first time - drat, this rules.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Just got back from their show in Cleveland. Super loud and abrasive. They had the weirdest mosh pit I've ever seen--people were really dancing into each other. I was sad to see that Zach Hill isn't touring with them, but Ride's stage presence is insane and more than makes up for it. They didn't even play for an hour (partially because there isn't a single word of stage banter. The music never stopped.), but it was really all I needed. Definitely investing in earplugs soon.

Leaf Lock
Oct 21, 2010

:duckie:Caprisun Major:duckie:


I saw them last year after NLDW came out and Ride was definitely more energetic at this show. They also didn't have those noise interludes because flatlander wasn't there. They played almost the entirety of The Money Store even Hacker.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Is it a backing track or is someone filling in?

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Leaf Lock posted:

I saw them last year after NLDW came out and Ride was definitely more energetic at this show. They also didn't have those noise interludes because flatlander wasn't there. They played almost the entirety of The Money Store even Hacker.
I'm assuming you're talking about the show last year, because Flatlander was definitely there last night.

The drums are a backing track.

david duchovny
Dec 25, 2009


Along the lines of DG-esque stuff B L A C K I E is pretty fuckin' good and has stuff up for free on their bandcamp.

Thoogsby
Nov 18, 2006

Very strong. Everyone likes me.


DG is playing here in August, anyone know if they've been using live drums for this tour?

grieving for Gandalf
Apr 22, 2008

Old school? New school?
Shit, I didn't go to school



I am listening to the links in the OP and they are my first exposure to Death Grips beyond what I'm learning were VERY POOR comparisons to them about Yeezus. Nothing on that albums sounds anything like what I'm listening to right now in style.

However this poo poo does own bones

nasboat
Sep 9, 2004



Thoogsby posted:

DG is playing here in August, anyone know if they've been using live drums for this tour?

They didn't at Bonnaroo. Last I read, Zach Hill was not touring and was instead working on a movie that is going to have a soundtrack that doubles as the next Death Grips album (??).

per the NYT:

New York Times posted:

MANCHESTER, Tenn. Saturday at Bonnaroo started with the explosive and the recondite and opened out gradually, over about 12 hours, into open, cool-headed, mass sing-alongs. At 2:15 p.m. the hip-hop band Death Grips, from Sacramento, Calif., obscure and assaultive in word and sound, appeared on one of the smaller stages without its drummer, Zach Hill, which seemed at first like a problem: hes a pure energy driver, a combustion expert. (Hes busy working on a film, for which the band will make the soundtrack music.) But the rapper Stefan Burnett and the keyboardist Andy Morin pulled it off impressively on their own and with samples. Mr. Burnett has the rampaging intensity of an early punk singer he seems as if hes inventing new ways to make music challenge and disobey and the voice of a drill sergeant; he never let up, barking and chanting short, dark and dense lines, rocking back and forth from the waist. Performers at Bonnaroo are often flattering their audiences its both a mainstream-pop festival and one thats built on smaller, more obsessive passions but he would flatter nobody.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


The drums aren't live but you'll be busy staring in awe/terror at MC Ride.

apophenium
Apr 13, 2009


Zach Hill lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUVuCDEHW9k

Whorelord
May 1, 2013

Jump into the well...



If the next DG album is just that and MC Ride screaming for 40 minutes I'd be happy.

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




http://pitchfork.com/news/51428-death-grips-launch-new-label-thirdworlds-for-new-album-out-in-2014/

I hope this means we get a legit release of NLDW. I'd sure love to have a Record of it.

Thoogsby
Nov 18, 2006

Very strong. Everyone likes me.


poo poo just saw the announcement that Zach Hill is going to be on this tour. Glad I got my ticket.

Q: What's the vibe like at a death grips show?

nasboat
Sep 9, 2004



Thoogsby posted:

poo poo just saw the announcement that Zach Hill is going to be on this tour. Glad I got my ticket.

Q: What's the vibe like at a death grips show?

well, at Bonnaroo up close, it was like a mosh pit but with dancing and blunts.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


It's the only show I've been to with a mosh pit full of people actually dancing into each other instead of shoving/running into each other.

Thoogsby
Nov 18, 2006

Very strong. Everyone likes me.


Nice, I'm hyped as hell. Venue could be better, they moved it from a rock club to a nightclub type place.

atrus50
Dec 24, 2008


There was an exciting time when death grippin and future vandross were label mates


Man, what could have been....

Thoogsby
Nov 18, 2006

Very strong. Everyone likes me.


Didn't see this posted but if anyone is looking for some Zach Hill drum porn...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGi9SOFX5rc

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7S-RhlG1bk

This was my first ever exposure to Zach Hill. I heard it in 2008, fell in love immediately, and I've been a huge fan ever since. It always astounds me how he's able to do what he does so loving well and just elevate whatever release he's on by his presence.

Part of me wants him to drum on everything, but then another part of me thinks that his style wouldn't feel as magical to me anymore if that happened. Anyway, I'm just happy that he makes music at all.

Mr. Tibbs
Aug 3, 2012

They call me Mister Tibbs!


Does anyone know if Zach Hill will be with them for FYF fest?

Bliggers-
Dec 1, 2006
Back in business

Death Grips are opening for Bjork this sat at Ottawa Bluesfest and next week at Echo Beach in Toronto, I'm hyped.

Digi_Kraken
Sep 4, 2011


Bliggers- posted:

Death Grips are opening for Bjork this sat at Ottawa Bluesfest and next week at Echo Beach in Toronto, I'm hyped.

That's an incredibly bizarre opening act for Bjork but it's kind of perfect because of that.

Also I have difficulty watching that Zach Hill drumming video, just cause it looks so goddamn painful. Ouch.

Kilometers Davis
Jul 9, 2007

They begin again



I really hope Bjork listens to Death Grips. No one ruin this illusion for me.

Digi_Kraken
Sep 4, 2011


I don't think I'd have to, although it's funny to think about, in a way it makes perfect sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZnjcFQUqJI

WASDF
Jul 29, 2011



Well, Death Grips did a remix for her last year or in 2011 so this isn't too unexpected.

I'm more excited for the crowd reactions. Those should be great.

Friends Are Evil
Oct 25, 2010

cats cats cats





Kilometers Davis posted:

I really hope Bjork listens to Death Grips. No one ruin this illusion for me.

Death Grips did a few remixes of her Biophilia stuff last year, and I've seen her namedrop them in interviews. So I'd assume she is, in fact, into Death Grips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLr3VXjJbuY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlrw4xs-9sc

Friends Are Evil fucked around with this message at 21:57 on Jul 13, 2013

sonikburn
Jun 12, 2001

CAN I OFFER YOU A NICE EGG IN THIS TRYING TIME?


This is fantastic, I am glad I came across this thread. Takyon is one of the hardest songs I have ever heard.

Regnevelc
Jan 12, 2003

I'M A GROWN ASS MAN!

nasboat posted:

well, at Bonnaroo up close, it was like a mosh pit but with dancing and blunts.

How close we're you? That poo poo was nuts.

nasboat
Sep 9, 2004



Regnevelc posted:

How close we're you? That poo poo was nuts.

Probably 5-deep from the front over on the right side (from the crowd's vantage point). Maybe two people between me and the rail on that side. I didn't say in there for the whole show, though, I was so hot and got bounced around so much I ended up catching the latter half from outside.

Bliggers-
Dec 1, 2006
Back in business

WASDF posted:

Well, Death Grips did a remix for her last year or in 2011 so this isn't too unexpected.

I'm more excited for the crowd reactions. Those should be great.

A decently large group were into it in Ottawa and I didn't notice anyone really NOT enjoying it. They weren't obscenely loud so maybe that was why.

However, Mykki Blanco played earlier in the day (Bjork refused to play the festival unless Blanco and Death Grips were also on the bill) and the crowd reaction was much more contrasted. That set was also A LOT louder until the organizers made them turn it down.

Bjork said thank you to Blanco and Death Grips, but not any of the other bands on the bill.

I want to go to Toronto on tuesday but I don't think I can justify the 66$ ticket price

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Digi_Kraken
Sep 4, 2011


Bliggers- posted:

However, Mykki Blanco played earlier in the day (Bjork refused to play the festival unless Blanco and Death Grips were also on the bill)

That is so goddamn cool. Way to go, Bjork.

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