There are currently eight scheduled shows in Australia which will go on as planned:
01/20/12 Berriedale, Hobart at PWI as part of Mona Foma Festival
01/21/12 Northbridge, Perth at The Bakery
01/22/12 East Brunswick, Victoria at East Brunswick Club
01/24/12 Canberra at ANU Bar
01/25/12 Fortitude Valley, Brisbane at The Zoo
01/27/12 Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales at Hermann's Bar
01/28/12 Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria at Northcote Social Club
01/29/12 Adelaide, South Australia at Fowler's Live
On 11/11/11, Vooredoms (Boredoms) will present 111Boadrum, a performance featuring eleven drummers and one hundred cymbal players. It will take place at Island Quarry in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. This is the fifth event in their Boadrum series which began on 07/07/07 with 77Boadrum.
From 1986 to 2002, Boredoms were a very guitar driven band. Later in their career, highlighted in the Super Roots series, they moved towards a tribal sound. Ultimately, they transformed into V∞redoms, a group consisting of three drummers and eYe Yamatsuka manipulating various sounds and vocals. The earliest performances included a solo intro by eYe using orbs to project sounds. This unit developed a monstrous piece of music, culminating in the first Boadrum event in 2007. They chose seventy-four drummers to go with their core of three, having a total of seventy-seven drummers perfoming an intricately crafted composition. Rhythms were passed from each musician until they were all playing in unison with many different beats being played simulatenously as the passing overlapped. The second event, 88Boadrum, featured eighty-eight drummers, with Zach being number eighty-eight. This event expanded on the original music and theme, with performances in Los Angeles and Brooklyn blending into each other on 08/08/08. Boadrum 9 and 10 were cut down to 9 and 10 drummers, which has been the main line up for any show they have played since 09/09/09. Zach has been a part of this band since 88Boadrum on 08/08/08 in Los Angeles, CA at the La Brea Tar Pits.
That's right, mofos! Death Grips are doing a show with the best rapper/producer to ever live, KOOL KEITH!! This mega event takes place in Austin, TX at Empire Automotive Service and doors open a few hours from now. I hope this leads to a Zach/Keith collaboration!!!!
Complete list of current Death Grips performances:
11/04/11 Austin, TX at Empire Automotive
11/05/11 Austin, TX at Auditorium Shores as part of Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/21/11 San Diego, CA at The Casbah
11/22/11 Los Angeles, CA at The Echo
11/23/11 San Francisco, CA at 330 Ritch Street
Don't forget to pick up the cassette and vinyl editions of Exmilitary through Hello Merch. They also have some def shirts.
This is massive news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The vinyl version of Exmilitary, available via Hello Merch, has been delayed until 11/21/11. The cassette version and Death Grips shirts are available now and will be shipped immediately.
01. Black Google
Black Google, the new album from Death Grips, is the "portal to the deconstuction of Exmilitary". This album is a collection of a cappella, drum, FX, bass, guitar, synth, keyboard, e-drum and instrumental tracks for every song (except "Cut Throat") on Exmilitary. It is available via thirdworlds.net, as all of their releases will be. Click this sentence to get it now!!!!
This is the official list of all upcoming Death Grips live performances:
09/23/11 Montreal, QC at Club Lambi
09/25/11 London, UK at XOYO
09/27/11 Manchester, UK at Islington Hall
09/28/11 Leeds, UK at Nation of Shopkeepers
09/29/11 Glasgow, UK at Captain's Rest
11/05/11 Austin, TX at Auditorium Shores as part of Fun Fun Fun Fest
A full US tour, taking place during October and November, is expected to be announced soon!!!!
03. Exmilitary cassette
lifeboy916 on Twitter 08/02/11
There seems to be a decent amount of confusion surrounding who is actually in this group. According to Death Grips' soundcloud page, these are the members: Flatlander, Info Warrior, Ex Military, Xach Hill, Ride, Mexican Girl and Tent City. Adding to this confusion, it seems that Ex Military and Tent City may not be names of people.
05. Goofi Respect
The internet only song, "Full Moon (Death Classic)", utilizes a sample from "Goofi Respect" on Zach's Lil Scuzzy EP. If you have not heard said EP, I suggest you do as quickly as possible.
"Been a Long Time Cousin" from Hold Your Horse Is
"It's-Go-In" from Falam Dynasty
"Who Ray" from Total Bugs Bunny on Wild Bass
"Better Get a Broom!" from Live (split with Dilute)
"Suistyle" from The Devil Isn't Red
"Stephen Hawking Has a Posse" from Div/orce Vol. 1 (split with Four Tet)
"Cafeteria Bananas" from Acoustics
"Dance of the Drunken Siberian" from You've Got Your Orders Volume 1 (Chrome Peeler compilation)
"Earth's First Evening Jimi Hendrix-less and Pissed (Movement 8)" from Church Gone Wild
"Song From Uncle" from Chiprin' Hard
"If I Were in Hella I Would Eat Lick" from Homeboy
"Friday the 13th" from Family Album (Grass Roots Record Company compilation)
"Dull Fangs" from There's No 666 in Outer Space
"Headless" from Tripper
The members of Sol Invicto are Stephen Carpenter (Deftones), Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill), Richie Londres and AJ Cookson.
Death Grips - Guillotine (It Goes YAH)
07/21/11 New York, NY at Santos Party House:
07/21/11 at Santos Party House in New York, NY
Guillotine (It Goes YAH)
Lord of the Game
Takyon (Death Yon)
I Want It I Need It (Death Heated)
Spread Eagle Cross the Block
Thank you for deciding to look here. Most of the people doing so will probably remember the site called Leaving the Arena of Anthropology over on the cyber wasteland known as myspace. Well, that place has finally become a completely dysfunctional travesty and I can no longer use it. Immediately after beginning this new site, the advantages were obvious and I plan on being more thorough than ever.
I have all of Zach's career information broken up amongst tabs and it is much easier to read. I'll also put up some 'special' tabs every now and then, such as the one that is up now for the fan made Hella "Untitled" videos. The tab labelled UPCOMING will have information about any shows and albums that are happening soon. Please give me any suggestions or send me information that is missing. I'm also considering putting up a tab for full tours, such as all of Hella's dates, Marnie 2007, Necromancer, duos with Mick Barr, Carson McWhirter, Nick Reinhart, Team Sleep, Wavves, etc. Right now, most of that information is listed in the Live Performances tab but it might be getting a bit long.
This database began so I could keep up with everything Zach was doing. It became public when I noticed many albums were coming out which weren't getting proper recognition. The essence of this is that I have no other way to express my gratitude to Zach, there aren't enough words. It's my gesture of love to a person I consider to be the greatest musician in human history and one of the best people, overall. Thanks again for hitting this up and, most importantly, to Zach.