Death Grips have dropped a new song called ‘Hot Head’, the first track to be released from their forthcoming album The Bottomless Pit.
‘Hot Head’ was posted on their Facebook page as a Youtube link with a message simply stating “NEW TRACK”; the Youtube video was just the song with a black screen. The description on Youtube provided a free download link to the song, hosted on their own label Third Worlds’ website.
The song is the first taste of their new album The Botomless Pit. True to enigmatic form, very little is known about the new album, other than the fact that it is coming out in 2016, and that it might involve the late actress Karen Black – who drummer/producer Zach Hill had written a part for a screenplay for before she died.
Their new song ‘Hot Head’ launches into a barrage of techno-breakcore madness and stuttering shouting, before taking a breath for air amongst rippling synths, only to plunge once more into the relentless flurry of drums, vocals and twisted samples. The song sounds very reminiscent of the cryptically titled ‘Death Grips 2.0′ which closed 2015’s The Powers That B. you can listen to the song below:
Bottomless Pit is also the first album since their double album The Powers That B, which the band had touted as their last ever album when ‘breaking up’ Via napkin. Although when leaking their ‘final’ album, the band commented “you’re right, we might make some more”; although its unlikely anyone following Death Grips’ public actions doubted as much.