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Amanda Barokh , October 2nd, 2012 08:46

Is it all just a PR caper?

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Yesterday Death Grips made their new LP No Love Deep Web available for free download, complete with some very provocative artwork (a photo of an erect penis with the album title scrawled on it in marker pen). The band leaked the album after their label Epic decided to push the album release back to 2013.

Last night things took another surprising turn when the band tweeted, "our sight [sic] just got shut down- BASIC AS FUCK". The band's official website has been offline since last night. Drummer Zach Hill told Pitchfork that Epic were behind the website's shutdown. The label denies that they have anything to do with it.

So are Death Grips pulling a masterful PR stunt? Well, they've certainly got people talking.

The album is still streaming on Soundcloud, which makes us think 'hmm'.

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Daniel
Oct 2, 2012 8:43pm

This is easy listening compared to the other albums, not that its a bad thing.

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Simon
Oct 3, 2012 8:02am

So this is how it works these days? Leaking your own album, flipping off your label and putting it out with cover art that makes the whole thing unsellable should anyone actually feel compelled to support the artist. I'm far too old for this nonsense. All that matters is that its not nearly good enough for a band that released the Money Store. What was the rush?

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Carpathian
Oct 3, 2012 11:57am

In reply to Simon:

Definitely some truth there, Simon. I'm suspecting the label heard the album and decided to push it back as it felt noticeably weaker compared with Money Store. Put some distance between the two releases and hope it's less apparent? From somebody who rated the previous release as one of his albums of the year this follow up really seems to lack most of what made MS so vital. It's good, granted, but not a patch on what came before....

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