photo by Candice Eley
You can’t keep Death Grips down. The industrial hip-hop group announced their breakup last year, only to return earlier this year with a new album, Jenny Death, and an entirely new set of tour dates, including a totally nutso set at FYF Fest in Los Angeles. Now, they’ve announced plans to release another new album called Bottomless Pit. On Facebook, the band said, “We’ve decided to make a new Death Grips album and it will be called Bottomless Pit.”
The announcement was made accompanied by a video featuring dialogue read by the late Karen Black, which was written by Zach Hill.
Here’s the description for the video:
Iconic 70’s film star Karen Black passed away in August 2013. In February of that year, Karyn Rachtman introduced Ms. Black to Zach Hill. The two immediately hit it off. Zach had written a part for Karen for a film he was developing and gave her the pages for her scenes. Though she didn’t know how the scenes would fit into the final film, she readily agreed to read her character’s dialog on camera for Zach.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.