Somehow, back in early 2013, Sub Pop convinced the LA-based rap trio clipping. to join our socially stunted but well meaning troupe of artists, musicians, and employees. The guys made it to our last summer’s Silver Jubilee–Sub Pop’s 25th Anniversary Festival–and played to a packed lot of enthusiastic and sweaty Sub Pop fans–it was truly magical–and noisy, clipping. are very noisy.
It’s all coming together for clipping. and Sub Pop. Just today, we announced that on June 10th, Sub Pop will release CLPPNG, the band’s debut. The album sounds like a creature from the twisted mind of Dr. Moreau–a living, mutated audio experiment comprised of equal parts clipping.’s labelmates Wolf Eyes and Shabazz Palaces. In short, it’s an at times challenging but well worth the effort, debut record.
Listen to the wonderful “Work Work” (featuring Cocc Pistol Cree) from CLPPNG in the embedded player.
Pre-orders of CLPPNG via iTunes will receive a download of “Work Work” immediately. The album will also be available for pre-order on CD and LP through clipping.’s Sub Pop artist page. The LP version of CLPPNG will feature music on three sides, with the fourth side entirely comprised of 100 lock grooves.
Pre-orders through subpop.com will receive the Loser edition vinyl and a complimentary 7” with the song “Ends” (found on CD / DL versions of the album) and the exclusive track “Brian” (feat. Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt). Sub Pop online customers also have the option of bundling a new clipping. t-shirt with CD or LP purchases.