6/09/2014

Death Grips featuring Björk - Niggas on the Moon (The Powers That B, Part 1)

Fifteen minutes ago, Death Grips unveiled a new release called Niggas on the Moon and Björk is on every song. This is the first part of their upcoming double album, The Powers That B, coming out in 2014 via Harvest/Third Worlds. The second part, Jenny Death, has not been released yet.

DOWNLOAD: Third Worlds / mega.co.nz
STREAM: soundcloud / youtube

3/16/2014

ZACH HILL TEST ANSWERS

The first Zach Hill Test has ended! Thank you very much to everyone who entered, I hope it was fun for all. Here are the answers, followed by the announcement of the winner.

01. Hella's first release, Leather Diamond, was only available where? At Hella's early shows

02. Zach played drums in a project called ONIBABA which performed once. Mike Patton and J Lesser were the other two members, though one was not scheduled to perform; a different person was supposed to be in the group but could not make it and wound up being replaced by one of these two. Name the person that dropped out and their replacement: Kid 606 couldn't make it, J Lesser replaced him.

03. An unknown musician sent demos to a record label who then gave them to Zach to help arrange into songs. They went on to work together for several albums. Name this musician: Marnie Stern

04. Which album has the first collaboration between Zach and Andy Morin? Aggressively Humble by CHLL PLL (Recorded, mastered and co-mixed by Andy Morin)

05. Which song from Hella's There's No 666 in Outer Space has never been performed live? "Hand That Rocks the Cradle"

06. List all of Hella's releases that were recorded at Retrofit Recordings: The Devil Isn't Red, Church Gone Wild, There's No 666 in Outer Space, Homeboy (drums), "Stephen Hawking Has a Posse" (drums)

07. Who Do You Think You Aren't by Robby Moncrieff features Zach on drums. Songs from this album were initially released on myspace under what band name? Conrad Zeus

08. Zach has played many different instruments on various albums. Which song did he play trumpet on? "Young Man's Blues" by Holy Smokes / "Unseen Forces" by Zach Hill

09. What is the date of the last time Zach performed with Boredoms/Vooredoms? 02/27/11 Tokyo, Japan at Studio Coast as part of All Tomorrow's Parties' I'll Be Your Mirror series
 

10. Which song by Death Grips has a sample from Street Fighter II? "Poser Killer"

Notes:
Question 08: I had "Young Man's Blues" in mind but overlooked the fact that "Unseen Forces" from Astrological Straits has trumpet by Zach. Either answer was accepted.
Question 09: It was brought to my attention that Zach did NOT perform on 11/11/11 with Vooredoms. Hisham Bharoocha, co-ordinator and musician at all Boadrum events, confirmed this via a person who was in attendance at the event. I thought he did play on 11/11/11 and had this information on the site; because this was incorrect, the question was disqualified. This did not effect the outcome of the contest.

(I sincerely apologize for the errors mentioned in the notes. I'm going to do more contests in the future which will be free of mistakes.)


The winner of this contest is...... Koko B Ware!!! I am not sure if this is the legendary wwf wrestler from the 80s or if it's someone using his name as an alias. Either way, congratulations are in order. "Koko" racked up a perfect score of 9 correct answers! He will receive one vinyl copy of No Love Deep Web by Death Grips.

Again, huge thanks to everyone who wrote in with answers. I look forward to more tests!

3/15/2014

Death Grips / Nine Inch Nails / Soundgarden

07/21/14 Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheater
07/26/14 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29/14 Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center
07/30/14 Camden, NJ at Susquehanna Bank Center
08/01/14 Wantagh, NY at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/02/14 Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
08/04/14 Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live
08/05/14 Virginia Beach, VA at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
08/07/14 Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion
08/08/14 Lakewood, GA at Aaron’s Amphitheater
08/10/14 West Palm Beach, FL at Cruzan Amphitheater
08/11/14 Tampa, FL at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
08/14/14 Austin, TX at Austin360 Amphitheater
08/16/14 Woodlands, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/17/14 Dallas, TX at Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/19/14 Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Amphitheater
08/21/14 Chula Vista, CA at Sleep Train Amphitheater
08/22/14 Irvine, CA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
08/24/14 Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater
08/25/14 Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl

Ticketing information available via tour.nin.com

3/08/2014

ZACH HILL TEST

Below are ten questions about the work of Zach Hill. Answer as many of these as possible and email responses to greenbricks444@gmail.com. Entries will be accepted until 03/15/14 11:59:59PM. The person who answers the most of these questions correctly will receive a vinyl copy of No Love Deep Web by Death Grips.


01. Hella's first release, Leather Diamond, was only available where?

02. Zach played drums in a project called ONIBABA which performed once. Mike Patton and J Lesser were the other two members, though one was not scheduled to perform; a different person was supposed to be in the group but could not make it and wound up being replaced by one of these two. Name the person that dropped out and their replacement.

03. An unknown musician sent demos to a record label who then gave them to Zach to help arrange into songs. They went on to work together for several albums. Name this musician.

04. Which album has the first collaboration between Zach and Andy Morin?

05. Which song from Hella's There's No 666 in Outer Space has never been performed live?

06. List all of Hella's releases that were recorded at Retrofit Recordings.

07. Who Do You Think You Aren't by Robby Moncrieff features Zach on drums. Songs from this album were initially released on myspace under what band name?

08. Zach has played many different instruments on various albums. Which song did he play trumpet on?

09. What is the date of the last time Zach performed with Boredoms/Vooredoms?

10. Which song by Death Grips has a sample from Street Fighter II?



Thank you for participating and for enjoying this website. The only reason it exists is because I think Zach is the greatest musician this world will ever know and I want everyone to have the most accurate information about his monumental and unprecedented career. 

I initially had twenty questions set for this test but it seemed like a bit much. I will do more of these in the future. Please do not try to win stuff and then try to make money on ebay because that is fucked.

2/02/2014

trivia contest for a free copy of No Love Deep Web vinyl

The first Death Grips song, "Full Moon (Death Classic)", was suddenly released on March 08, 2011. On March 08 of this year, I will post twenty questions pertaining to Zach Hill's career. This will be a traditional type of trivia contest. Entries will be accepted until March 15. The person who accumulates the most correct answers will receive a free vinyl copy of No Love Deep Web by Death Grips. This is the second pressing aka the "black bag" version, which was released on 11/19/13 via Third Worlds/Harvest and limited to 1500 copies. 

If there are multiple winners, a tie breaker or random drawing will be devised.


2/01/2014

Zach has posted seven new videos to his facebook page. Each video shows him performing a different Death Grips song, adding cymbals back to his set. The songs are "Guillotine (It Goes Yah)", "Lock Your Doors", "Full Moon (Death Classic)", "Lost Boys", "Anne Bonny", "The Fever (Aye Aye)" and "Come Up and Get Me". These performances could be in preparation for the upcoming DG summer tour that Zach recently mentioned. To see the videos, click these words: facebook.com/zachhillmusic

1/29/2014

Instrumentals and A Cappellas

Death Grips released instrumental and a cappella versions of every song from No Love Deep Web and Government Plates. Links were posted to their new twitter account a few hours ago:





7/07/2013

Zach Hill Handcuffs


DG rehearsal 07/05/13. Zach shows forced restraint via handcuffs and still does things no other drummer can do. This seems to be a portion of Death Grips' live set for their upcoming shows. If so, this will be their first time performing as a trio since their shows at Coachella last year.
 

6/05/2013

Weiss / Cameron / Hill - DRUMGASM, finally being released!!


Janet Weiss, Matt Cameron and Zach Hill recorded music together in 2004. It was supposed to be released as a double CD by Frenetic Records but it never happened, for unknown reasons. 

Jackpot Records will be presenting the album as a vinyl only release on August 27th, 2013, which also comes with an MP3 download of the full album. Although this LP is likely to have less music than the intended Frenetic release, it will surely be a mind blasting aural experience regardless of running time.