Photo: Wikipedia and Polydor
Photo: Wikipedia and Polydor

The element of surprise when releasing music has traveled the full spectrum from brilliant to gimmicky in just a few short months. So how is a musician supposed to still wow us? Drop a surprise album…that is free and also a collaboration with Bjork! Kaboom! That’s exactly what Sacramento’s experimental hip hop group Death Grips did today, and apparently there’s a whole other disc to come later this year that will complete the double album. Your move, Beyonce.

Stream the first batch of songs from the powers that b:


Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke.

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