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Stream of the Week: Death Grips’ The Money Store

Posted on: April 16, 2012

Death Grips

We at Frontier Psychiatrist are always excited when someone makes a bold attempt to re-invent hip-hop.  This explains our enthusiasm for Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction, and it explains our excitement on hearing the The Money Store, the new full-length from Sacramento collective Death Grips.  Sounding like a well-armed militia from outer space, Death Grips have been captivating and terrifying critics since the release of last year’s mixtape Exmilitary.  They are back in 2012 with two new full-lengths, the first of which is streaming in its entirety below.  The music bears a resemblence to conventional hip-hop in that there are repeated samples and occasional rhyming lyrics, but otherwise we are dealing with something decidedly unconventional, with a level of anger and aggression typically reserved for anarchist book fairs mixed with oddly mood-elevating moments of danceability.  “I’ve Seen Footage” and album-closer “Hacker” are particularly representative samples of the group’s unique style.  As you can tell from the album cover above, you are probably best served listening somewhere other than work.


1 Response to "Stream of the Week: Death Grips’ The Money Store"

This band is crazy! Sick album art, really like the video for “The Fever”. can’t wait to buy this album on 4/24

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