It’s nearly a month now since Death Grips deliberately posted their latest album, ‘NO LOVE DEEP WEB’, all over the internet for free ahead of its official release date. Things have been tense with Epic Records ever since – the group shared a series of private emails this week that were sent by the label after the leak, which revealed an ugly picture of what went on behind the scenes – and yesterday, the label finally announced that it was ending its relationship with the group.
In a statement given to Pitchfork, Epic said:
“Epic Records is a music first company that breaks new artists. That is our mission and our mandate. Unfortunately, when marketing and publicity stunts trump the actual music, we must remind ourselves of our core values. To that end, effective immediately, we are working to dissolve our relationship with Death Grips. We wish them well.”
The group haven’t commented on the split, or in fact anything else, because their Twitter account has been deleted. They are currently on tour, and will appear at London’s Electric Ballroom on the 7th November.