The abrasive Sacramento act tell Pitchfork that they “got sick of hearing about this marketing shit, annoying.”
Posted to their Facebook page with a “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA NOW FUCK OFF” comment, Death Grips continue their public battle with their label, Epic Records.
The correspondence (below) is between a representative of the band and Heath Kudler, the Senior Vice President of Busienss and Legal Affairs at Epic, in which Kudler expresses Epic’s dismay at Death Grips’ leaking of its album NO LOVE DEEP WEB.
Kudler accuses the band willfully infringing copyright and making “false and disparaging statements on various websites about Epic.” He goes on to insist the band pull the album from the web and provide the masters to the label, confirming the obvious fact that the album will not count towards Death Grips’ contractual “Recording Commitment.”
While Death Grips is attempting to prove that the whole brouhaha wasn’t drummed up for publicity, that isn’t clear here. Neither is any evidence in support of the band’s claim that Epic took down their website. What it looks like is a controversy-seeking band trying to re-establish its outsider bona fides, the credibility it endangered when it signed with Epic in the first place.