Death Grips (EP)

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Death Grips
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EP by Death Grips
Released March 8, 2011
Recorded December 2010 – March 2011
Genre Experimental hip hop
Length 25:03
Label Self-released
Producer Death Grips
Death Grips chronology
Death Grips
(2011)
Exmilitary
(2011)
Singles from Death Grips
  1. "Full Moon (Death Classic)"
    Released: April 27, 2011

Death Grips is the eponymous debut extended play by experimental hip hop group Death Grips. It was released as a free download on March 8, 2011 through the band's website. The EP was released directly from the group as a ZIP file with no track listing.

Background

After forming on December 21, 2010, in Sacramento, California, Death Grips recorded their first track, "Full Moon (Death Classic)".[1] On March 8, 2011, Death Grips released the song, along with a video and a free self-titled EP. The EP consists of 6 tracks, several of which were later renamed and released on their debut mixtape, Exmilitary.[2][3] Some websites mention the Exmilitary track "Blood Creepin (Grave Grips)" as being included, however, most remaining downloads and sources do not include the track.[4]

Following the release of Exmilitary on April 25, 2011, the EP was removed from the band's website. However, "Full Moon (Death Classic)" and "Face Melter (How To Do Impossible Things)" remained available for free for a short time. On April 27, 2011, "Full Moon (Death Classic)" was released as a single through iTunes.

Track listing

(Tracks are in no particular order)

No. Title Sample(s) Length
1. "Death Grips (Next Grips)" "Lightning's Girl" by Nancy Sinatra 4:21
2. "Full Moon (Death Classic)" "Goofi Respect" by Zach Hill 3:49
3. "Takyon (Death Yon)" "Supertouch/Shitfit" by Bad Brains
"A Who Seh Me Dun" by Cutty Ranks
2:50
4. "Known for It (Freak Grips)" "De Futura" by Magma
"Quest: A Long Ray's Journey Into Light" by Eve Schooler and Stan Swiniarski
4:14
5. "Where's It At (Death Heated)" "Interstellar Overdrive" and
"Astronomy Domine" by Pink Floyd
6:14
6. "Face Melter (How to Do Impossible Things)" "Attitude" by Bad Brains 3:30

Personnel

Other personnel
  • Mexican Girl – backing vocals (track 1)

References

  1. ^ HATER (2011-07-27). "Death Grips. The First Interview". Fuckinghater.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  2. ^ "Full Moon (Death Classic) video". Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Death Grips EP on Discogs".
  4. ^ "Death Grips EP (FULL) video". Retrieved 2 July 2014.

External links

  • Official website
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