"Like a searing art-rap road-rash, Death Grips masterfully combine bellowing slow-flow rhymes, screechy samples, and lunatic genius going buck fuckin’ wild.” - SPIN
“[The Death Grips] squealing, scraping neo-Bomb Squad attack absolutely bludgeons its way through festival grounds....the act to beat for sheer loud immediacy.” -Stereogum
Hailing from Sacramento, California, Death Grips formed in late 2010 and consists of Stefan “MC Ride” Burnett and Zach Hill. The band 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 such as Pitchfork, NME, Spin, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and more, while being featured on countless best of lists.
In 2012, Death Grips followed up Exmilitary with their Epic Records debut, The Money Store. The album builds on Exmilitary’s unique punk rap sound and explores new territory with standout tracks “Get Got”, “Blackjack”, and “I’ve Seen Footage”. The release was exceptionally well received by critics and fans alike, solidifying their position as one of the most intense and visceral bands around.
Earlier this year, Death Grips brought their sonic intensity to life with several key performances including landmark sets at Coachella 2012. The live setup consists of Burnett on vocals and Hill on drums. The Death Grips are coming to Europe in Fall 2012 before heading to Australia in early 2013.
"Death Grips appeals to the knuckle-dragging troglodyte and the smirking smart kid in us: thick-headed goonery and bookish, viscera-free nerdiness, making beautifully misanthropic music together." - Pitchfork (Best New Music, 8.7)
"Unlike any of the other cool groups on the Coachella bill...the result was rap with the frenzied energy of a hardcore punk show." - Los Angeles Times
“Death Grips play a brand of gritty, dark, off-kilter rap that is as unsettling as it is exhilarating.” – Examiner