Death Grips Break Up, Nobody Surprised
If you were excited to see Death Grips play at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year or watch them open for the Nine Inch Nails / Soundgarden tour, we have some bad news for you: they've broken up.
Yesterday the trio posted a picture of a handwritten note on their Facebook page describing how Death Grips will no longer be a band and that all future appearances have been cancelled. The only good news is that they will still be releasing the second disc for their albums The Powers That B later this year.
This was the...official...announcement:
"we are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. we have officially stopped. all currently scheduled live dates are canceled. our upcoming double album "the powers that b" will still be delivered worldwide later this year via Harvest/Third Worlds Records. Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. above and beyond a "band". to our truest fans, please stay legend."
A couple of hours after Death Grips' announcement, Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails made a little one of his own on Twitter:
sorry everyone… why would I have ever thought those dudes could keep it together?
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) July 3, 2014
And Fun Fun Fun Fest, who were supposed to be hosting Death Grips this November, stepped up the game. They also tweeted about Death Grips, but with some added flair.
Apparently FFF Fest was bombarded by a bunch of bands who are willing to take Death Grips' place in the line-up, because they also tweeted:
— funfunfunfest (@funfunfunfest) July 3, 2014
It seems like nobody was surprised that something like this would happen, given Death Grips' record of cancelling shows at the last second or just not showing up. This is the second time that they've bailed on a FFF Fest commitment. No word yet on who will be replacing the band on the NIN / Soundgarden tour or for FFF Fest, but as soon as we hear anything we'll let y'all know.
At least we have the second half of The Powers That B (their collaborative album with Bjork) and any future projects from Hella (because the drummer for Death Grips, Zach Hill, is also their drummer) to look forward to!
R.I.P. Death Grips.