Death Grips have been keeping their social media presence pretty limited of late, to the point that even a peep from the trio causes their cult-like following to get in an uproar, complete with loads of “Death Grips online” posts. Their last bit of music, the 22-minute opus “Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)” is nearly a year old, and the album that was thought to be a part of has yet to emerge. Still, the group does offer cryptic updates and clues, like in September when they claimed to be working with noted glass biter Lucas Abela.
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But this latest news drop is almost too weird to be true, even by Death Grips standards. Across social media, they just announced that they are working with another notable non-musician: Andrew Adamson. A quick bit of research reveals Adamson to be a film director, notable for several of The Chronicles Of Narnia movies as well as both Shrek and Shrek 2. In the image that the group shared, it looks like he’s recording some sort of vocal track. But this is all serving to underscore the best thing about Death Grips: their mercurial, unpredictable nature.
As expected, fans are having a blast discussing this online.
There is no word on when this collaboration will see the light of day, but it’s sure to be interesting.