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Death Grips split, Trent Reznor and Fun Fun Fun Fest respond

By | Published on Friday 4 July 2014

Death Grips

Death Grips have split up then. They will still release their previously reported new album later this year, but will not appear at any of their scheduled live dates, including a planned US tour with Nine Inch Nails in July and August.

Posting a photograph of the announcement written on a napkin to their Facebook page, the hip hop outfit said: “We are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. We have officially stopped. All currently scheduled live dates are canceled. Our upcoming double album ‘The Powers That B’ will still be delivered worldwide later this year via Harvest/Third Worlds Records. Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. Above and beyond a ‘band’. To our truest fans, please stay legend”.

Responding to the news, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor tweeted: “Sorry everyone… why would I have ever thought those dudes could keep it together?”

Though the winner of the award for best response goes to Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival, which finds itself stood up by Death Grips for a second time. The event also posted its statement using the tried and test Facebook/napkin combo, saying: “We are now at our super best and so our relationship with Death Grips is finally over – we have decided to consciously uncouple forever. After being stood up twice at the altar, we had to look deep into our soul and ask if Death Grips really loves us, or is capable of loving anyone, and the unfortunate answer is no.

The note continued: “We are better than that. So we have officially stopped following Death Grips on Twitter out of fear of seeing them at another show or with other fans – it’s just too soon. Our upcoming fest in November will still happen, and with a replacement that loves you and us for who we really are. FFF was and always has been a full on metal, physical and cerebral sensory overload fiesta of delight anchored by butt shaking head banging good times. Above and beyond a ‘fest’, we deserve really love, and so do you. To our truest fans, please stay epic”.