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Death Grips: The Money Store
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This Sacramento trio comprised of drummer Zach Hill (Hella, etc.), keyboardist Andy Morin and vocalist Stefan Burnett made a few waves last year with their 2011 mixtape Exmilitary. Their official debut full-length is the first of two albums the group plans to release this year. It’s a powerful, disorienting, but ultimately exhilarating blend of hip hop, electro, punk, industrial and noise-rock, with a warped, chaotic and densely produced sound that sounds like Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad gone crazy, combining glitchy beats, sinister keyboards, air-raid sirens and other noise, pummeling rhythms and wigged-out shouting/rapping with bizarre, angry and alienated lyrics into some of 2012’s most exciting and innovative songs. 4/27/2012 - Don Yates