Death Grips is an experimental multi-genre group from Sacramento, CA, formed in 2010. Their music and lives performances consist of vocals from Stefan “Ride” Burnett and production from Zach Hill and Andy Morin. On July 2nd, 2014, the band officially announced their disbanding via a note on their Facebook page. However, on October 21, 2015, they announced they will be releasing a new album dubbed Bottomless Pit.
The band’s music has been described as punk rock, hip-hop, noise, industrial, and electronic proclivities. Their sound ranges from minimalistic and trunk-rattling heaviness (such as on “No Love”), to rapping about dark subjects over heavily distorted samples (like on “I’ve Seen Footage.”)
Frontman Stefan Burnett’s violent lyrics match draw inspiration from a struggle both against himself and against the world at large, focusing lyrically on themes of individualism, paranoia, mental illness, drug use, occultism, and the emotionally degenerative nature of modern society.