Death Grips was in town this past weekend at the Larimer Lounge and delivered one of the more stirring sets that Tom Murphy, who's seen and covered more than his fair share of shows over the years, has seen recently. Tom summed up the experience thusly: "More than most bands, hip-hop, rock, or anything else, there was an exhilarating sense of forward momentum with Death Grips. When the set ended, there was no encore, and none was needed. You definitely felt like the band could do the same set again and you wouldn't get sick of it. But no human alive could have delivered that kind of show again back to back."
Although one commenter asserted that this was "Breathless hyperbole at its finest," those of us who were at the show, even the more cynical weary of such hype, can tell you that Tom's assessment was very much on point. You don't have to take our word for it, though. Our friends at the That's The Thing About That blog recorded the entire set and posted it for free download. While, admittedly, hearing the audio alone without experiencing the music in the flesh isn't going to replicate the frenzied chaos of the show we witnessed, it does offer a complementary soundtrack to our review. Speaking of which, feel free to listen to the stream (courtesy of That's the Thing About That) while you read the review or download directly below.
Death Grips Larimer Lounge Denver, CO (USA) 2012-11-23
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01 Come Up And Get Me 02 Lil Boy 03 Get Got 04 Blackjack 05 Takyon (Death Yon) 06 Guillotine 07 No Love 08 The Fever 09 Lord of the Game 10 Spread Eagle Cross the Block 11 I've Seen Footage 12 Lock Your Doors
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