Published Sep 10, 2013While initially thought to have been a bootleg, a representative for rap crew Death Grips has confirmed that a recent vinyl version of the troupe's 2012 digital freelease No Love Deep Web was pressed up by the band.
Consequence of Sound reported earlier this week that a 12-inch edition of the LP was released under a Creative Commons licence, bringing to question the legitimacy of the record. The package listed San Francisco-based Pirate Press as manufacturers, though when reached for comment the company declined to say who was responsible for sending it their way. A representative for Death Grips has since gone on to confirm that the band were behind it all along.
Pictures of the LP were floating on Reddit last week, but it's unclear just how you can nab yourself a copy. If you do happen upon the LP, though, it may set you back a few bucks. A seller had been offering up a copy on Reddit for $300, while a completed eBay sale from a seller in Brooklyn [via Pitchfork] went for $565.55. If you think that's insane, do keep in mind that you can still download the album for free over on the band's website.
UPDATE: According to an Amazon listing, the vinyl version will arrive November 19.
Meanwhile, the band reported earlier this summer that they're working on an LP due for a 2014 release on their own Third Worlds imprint. You can check out new tune "Birds" down below.