Stream New Death Grips Album, ‘Bottomless Pit,’ Download The Stems [LISTEN]
Experimental hip-hop trio Death Grips have surprise-released Bottomless Pit, their fifth studio album and follow-up to last year's double LP The Powers That B. They've not only made all 13 new rock-rap noise jams available to stream on YouTube, but they've also shared a free download of the stems for your remixing pleasure.
The outfit consisting of Stefan Burnett, Zach Hill and Andy Morin had previously declared The Powers That B their final effort together, NME reports. Fortunately for fans that hiatus didn't last very long.
While Bottomless Pit was surprise-released, the group did tease some hints via Twitter, including photos of the album art featuring a widely grinning mouth in-between two white balloon-like orbs. In the days leading up to the full album's release, they shared three tracks: "Hot Head," "Eh" and "Trash."
While the chilled-out "Eh" got a conventional premiere on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, the group revealed "Trash" via a hotline of its own. As noted on Twitter, dial 1-844-278-7255 to hear the track.
press 1 for trash
— Ꭰeath Ꮹrips (@bbpoltergiest) May 5, 2016
If you actually call that hotline, you'll hear a recording welcoming you to the "caged pillow feelings network," Pitchfork reports. Like most toll-free numbers listed on late-night TV infomercials, Death Grips' hotline comes with several options: press one to hear "Trash," press two to hear a vintage radio broadcast featuring "The Star Spangled Banner" or press three to leave a message.
You can press four unprompted to hear a woman reveal the secret of "how to touch the world of caged pillows." (The secret is "you just have to look in the right light.") The message also states that "the feelings network is a living, breathing object and changes day to day, so you might want to save this number to your contacts."
You can, of course, bypass the hotline and just listen to "Trash" along with the rest of the album below. The stems are available here.