11/05/2019

Hear Clipping’s “Aquacode Databreaks”(feat. Shabazz Palaces) a new track from “The Deep,” the group’s forthcoming 12” single

Hear Clipping’s “Aquacode Databreaks”(feat. Shabazz Palaces) a new track from “The Deep,” the group’s forthcoming 12” single
Photo credit: Cristina Bercovitz
“The Deep” 12” single available
Friday, November 29th from Sub Pop
 
You can now hear Clipping’s “Aquacode Databreaks” (feat. Shabazz Palaces), a new track from the group’s forthcoming single “The Deep,” available on DL/12” vinyl worldwide on Friday, November 29th through Sub Pop.

Both the vinyl and digital versions include two unreleased extra tracks (the aforementioned “Aquacode Databreaks,” and “Drownt”), while the vinyl edition also includes instrumental versions of all three tracks.

Clipping’s “The Deep” is a dark sci-fi tale about the underwater-dwelling descendants of African women thrown off slave ships and based on the mythology of Detroit electronic group Drexciya.
The song was originally commissioned for a This American Life episode about Afrofuturism in 2017. “The Deep” also earned Clipping a nomination for a 2018 Hugo award, and the band constructed a sound installation based on “The Deep” at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

The 12” single comes on the heels of the November 5th release of The Deep, a novella by the two-time Astounding (formerly John W. Campbell) Award-nominated author Rivers Solomon (with Clipping credited as co-authors) inspired by the title track and published by Saga Press.
Clipping’s There Existed an Addiction to Blood, the group’s acclaimed new album, is out now on CD, 2xLP, cassette, and a 2xLP Deluxe Limited “Lamestain” Edition from Sub Pop. The blood-splattered “Lamestain” edition is sold out online, and will only be available at select independent record stores, and via the band’s merch table at shows (while supplies last). Clipping will perform at the Adult Swim Festival on November 16th in Los Angeles. Additional live dates to be announced soon.

In further exciting news, Clipping also graces the cover of the  December issue of The Wire (view here).

There Existed an Addiction to Blood features the singles  “Nothing Is Safe,”  “La Mala Ordina,” “All in Your Head,” and “Blood of the Fang,” and was produced by Clipping, mixed by Steve Kaplan, and mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysium Masters in Los Angeles. The album also features appearances from Ed Balloon, Benny the Butcher, Elcamino, La Chat, The Rita, and Pedestrian Deposit, and a composition from Andrea Lockwood.

What people are saying about Clipping’s There Existed an Addiction to Blood:
“Werewolves, demons, and vampires lie in wait alongside racist cops and pusher-men as clipping.’s vision of American dreams warping into nightmares builds in bone-rattling force.” Boston Globe

There Existed An Addiction To Blood, even more than Clipping’s past albums, has gotten under my skin. That’s good. That’s what horror stories should do. Send in the clowns (Album of the Week).”Stereogum

“What Clipping have done on There Existed An Addiction To Blood is show that hip-hop doesn’t need to keep to convention to be gripping and visceral; refusing to be placed in stasis for the sake of chart success, the group deserve all the plaudits that will come their way (8/10).”CLASH

“Here, they’ve given their most focused project, all while exploring the darkest corners of humanity over envelope-pushing industrial production. With a carefully constructed chaos, Clipping. throw us into their torturous musical realm and boldly ask us to find the art in fear (8.5/10).”PASTE

“With There Existed An Addiction To Blood, Clipping have artfully seized upon the viscera of the horrorcore genre, creating an album which is both disheartening and sonically intriguing. It is yet another successful experiment for the group and one of the eeriest examples of modern hip-hop to date (Album of the Week, 8/10)” - The Line of Best Fit

“It makes for a highly accomplished reworking of a disreputable but pungent musical form, the hip-hop equivalent of one of Cormac McCarthy’s expeditions into genre fiction (★★★★).” Financial Times

Daveed Diggs' razor-tinted flows are back with a vengeance, a singular voice in rap that would undoubtedly overwhelm most of the beats that populate the top 40, so it's a good thing that he's paired up with the outstanding, and equally metallic, production of William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes. The pair know when to pummel and where to pare back, making sure atmosphere and mood don't come at the expense of intelligibility  (★★★★).”The Skinny

“The beauty of Blood is that unlike on 2016’s Splendor & Misery, there is no sprawling, overarching narrative. Rather, it mimics the approach taken on the group’s lauded sophomore album, CLPPNG (2014)...Blood is, in many ways, a continuation of this exploration; and, like all good parables, keeps itself open to interpretation (4.3/5).” - Sputnik Music

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