In what appears to be a resounding “Fuck you!” to major record label Epic/Columbia, hardcore hip-hop trio Death Grips have decided to release their new LP, No Love Deep Web, for free to the public. They’ve had a hectic year: After signing to Epic in February, they released The Money Store in April, booked a bunch of summer tour dates and (to the dismay of many fans) cancelled them all to record No Love Deep Web. Last night, via Twitter, they announced that the label wouldn’t confirm a release date “til next year sometime” and that “the label will be hearing the album for the first time with you.” You can view the Tweets, below.
According to a statement sent out in August, the album was recorded in their hometown of Sacramento. They also expressed interest in collaborating with Crispin Glover on a video project and describe No Love Deep Web as “cold, bass heavy, minimal, rock and roll influenced and could simultaneously fit into a rave or dance club context.”
You can download the controversial album here, but be warned that the album art is extremely NSFW: It’s a photograph of an erect penis with “No Love Deep Web” scrawled on it in black sharpie. Depending on your preferences, this might be somewhat unpleasant to view. You can stream the album, below.
They are scheduled to perform at the Pitchfork Festival in Paris this November…but who really knows if they’ll show up.