We love Death Grips in part because they dodge so well. Not showing up at concerts becomes a performance art piece. Leaking their own album becomes an act of protest. Their motivations elude the fans and critics who parse them, but the hardcore rap trio always seem one guttural wail ahead of the debate's din. “Birds” is a new song leaked last night, and through sampled guitar licks and MC Ride's disconcerting Dr Seuss-styled flow, it continues to slash and burn all their base's assumptions about the band, and grow something even stronger in the ashes.
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