News for Clipping

NEWS : FRI, JUL 22, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Clipping’s CLBBNG Vol. 1 Available Now At All DSPs Worldwide From Sub Pop

International Tour Dates
September 21st-November 29th, 2022
 

Today, Friday, July 22nd marks the release of Clipping’s CLBBNG Vol. 1, the first collection of remixes produced by the group, which is available worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop.
 
CLBBNG features four remixes including “Nothing Is Safe,” from There Existed An Addiction To Blood, the group’s horrorcore album of 2019, which has a dance remix, and an instrumental rework (titled “Drop Low”); Meanwhile, remixes of “Get Up” (titled “Get Mine”), and “Dominoes” (titled “Drop That”) from CLPPNG, the group’s Sub Pop debut of 2014, round out the tracklisting.
 
Clipping has wanted to make a record of dance remixes for some time, and inspiration struck when they performed what has to be the all time tiniest desk concert (see for yourself!) for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert. Jonathan Snipes elaborated further, “I had come up with the name CLBBNG mostly as a joke when we made the first album for Sub Pop (titled CLPPNG). I made a couple of remixes back then (none of the tracks released in this volume), but some combination of losing interest and getting distracted by other projects meant that we didn’t release them at the time. When we recorded drums with Chukwudi Hodge for “Say the Name” in 2019, we also had him play a four-on-the-floor disco beat over the top of the “Nothing is Safe” instrumental with the idea that someday we’d make a sprawling dark-disco Moroder-esque version of the song. When we were asked to do “Tiny Desk” I thought maybe it was the time to finally make that track. Soon after we were asked to do another virtual performance inside Minecraft, and I thought it would be fun to make more dance remixes and create an entire “CLBBNG” club/rave set. It’s versions of these edits and remixes that have made it on to this, the first CLBBNG EP. I have a deep love and appreciation for dance music, and I relish any excuse to make it myself. It’s a lot of fun to bring those sensibilities to clipping songs, and I’m excited to continue making CLBBNG releases in the future.”
 

Additionally, four of Clipping’s songs, including the “Nothing Is Safe” remix, are being featured on a new app developed with Modify Music which also launches today on iOS and Android app stores. This is a real time mixing app, that has each song separated into four “stems” that can be mixed on the fly. Alongside the original stems, the listener will have the option to switch out and mix in alternative stems that Jonathan Snipes produced just for the app. The app can be found here: https://modifymusic.com/artists/clipping/
 

Clipping will kick-off its first round of international touring for the fall of 2022, with a short run of shows in the UK and EU beginning on Wednesday, September 21st in Glasgow at SWG3 Warehouse and ending Sunday, September 25th in Brussels at Atelier. Following those shows, Clipping will return to the states for an appearance at Southern California’s Desert Daze Festival Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd (performance date TBA)
 
Then from Thursday, November 10th through November 29th, 2022, Clipping will tour the UK and EU again for a 14-date run. Highlights include a performance and curation duties at the Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands (Nov. 11th), a performance at Fabric London (Nov. 17th), and shows in France (Paris, Lille, Lyon, Rennes, Nantes), Poland (Warsaw), Czech Republic (Prague), Belgium (Brussels), UK (Leeds), Switzerland (La Chaux-de-Fonds), and Denmark (Copenhagen, Aarhus). Please find a current list of dates below.
 

Wed. Sep. 21 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 Warehouse

Thu. Sep. 22 - Helsinki, FI - Kudos Ninja

Sat. Sep. 24 - Riga, LV - Skaņu Mežs Festival (@Hanzas Perons)

Sun. Sep. 25 - Brussels, BE - Atelier

Fri. Sep. 30 - Perris, CA - Desert Days

Sat. Oct. 01 - Perris, CA - Desert Days

Sun. Oct. 02 - Perris, CA - Desert Days

Fri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival

Sat. Nov. 12 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH - Bikini Test

Mon. Nov. 14 - Brussels, BE - Magasin 4

Tue. Nov. 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory

Thu. Nov. 17 - London, UK - Fabric

Fri. Nov. 18 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall

Sun. Nov. 20 - Warsaw, PL - Hydrozagadka

Tue. Nov. 22 - Paris, FR - Trabendo

Wed. Nov. 23 - Rennes, FR - Antipode Club

Thu. Nov. 24 - Nantes, FR - Pole Etudient

Fri. Nov. 25 - Lyon, FR - Les SUBS

Sat. Nov. 26 - Lille, FR - L’Aéronef

Mon. Nov. 28 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA

Tue. Nov. 29 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall



Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : FRI, JUL 9, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Clipping’s Wriggle is now out on vinyl as a newly remastered and expanded edition

Today, Clipping will release the fan-favorite Wriggle EP, as a newly remastered and expanded nine-track set on vinyl, available for the first time ever worldwide on Sub Pop. A ten-track digital version is also out today in its new form on all DSPs. Watch the visual for “Wriggle (Homemade Weapons Remix)” directed by Cristina Bercovitz and Jonathan Snipes here.
 
The 2021 edition of Wriggle features new artwork, guests, and previously unreleased remixes. Included are the original versions of the title track, “Shooter,” “Hot Fuck No Love” (Feat. Cakes Da Killa & Maxi Wild), “Our Time” (Feat. Nailah Middleton), along with “Back Up 2021” featuring SB The Moor and a new verse from industrial-rap experimentalist Debby Friday. Wriggle also features remixes of the title track from Drum & Bass/Breakbeat act Homemade Weapons and Classicworks label co-founder Cardopusher, a rework of “Back Up” by producer Dave Quam (formerly Massacooramaan) and a vinyl-only version of “Hot Fuck No Love” from footwork producer Jana Rush.

Wriggle (Expanded) vinyl is now available for through Sub Pop. LPs are available from megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on turquoise w/black swirl colored vinyl (while supplies last). Preorders through select independent retailers in the UK and Europe will receive the Loser on turquoise transparent/black marbled vinyl (while supplies last). 

Meanwhile, orders through Clipping’s official website will receive the LP on clear w/opaque white vinyl (while supplies last).


The original, digital-only Wriggle was six tracks that weren’t finished in time to make it onto the group’s 2014 Sub Pop debut, CLPPNG. For “Shooter,” Clipping recorded themselves firing fifteen different guns, the sounds of which exclusively constituted the beat’s drums, augmented only by a synthesized tone-row. The verses referenced the well-worn technique of “hashtag rap,” but instead of using it to boast about the rapper’s personal wealth and masculine prowess, Clipping put forth imagistic narratives of three violent encounters. True to much of the group’s music, “Shooter” was an attempt to reframe a familiar style and test the limits of its formal capabilities. “Hot Fuck No Love” contains what might be the most explicit verse to date from Clipping’s favorite New Jersey rapper Cakes Da Killa. The EP’s title track, “Wriggle,” was built around a sample of the influential power-electronics song “Wriggle Like a Fucking Eel” by Whitehouse, transforming William Bennett’s torturous imperative into a instructional dance-floor banger. “Wriggle” and “Shooter” have become classic Clipping tracks and staples of their live show.
 
Recently, Clipping delivered an incredible at-home performance for NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Meets SXSW” concert. The remote performance features, quite possibly, the tiniest desks to ever appear in the series, and includes highlights from Wriggle, along with selections from the band’s acclaimed albums Visions of Bodies Being Burned (2020) and There Existed an Addiction to Blood (2019), and debut mixtape midcity (2013).
 
Clipping’s Visions of Bodies Being Burned, There Existed an Addiction to Blood and CLPPNG, are available now worldwide from Sub Pop. The self-released midcity is also available at all DSPs.


Clipping
Wriggle (Expanded)


Vinyl tracklisting:
A1. Shooter
A2. Back Up 2021 (Feat. Debby Friday & SB The Moor)
A3. Wriggle
A4. Hot Fuck No Love (Feat. Cakes Da Killa & Maxi Wild)
A5. Our Time (Feat. Nailah Middleton)

B1. Wriggle (Homemade Weapons Remix)
B2. Back Up (Dave Quam Remix)
B3. Hot Fuck No Love (Jana Rush’s Naughty Bitch Remix)
B4. Wriggle (Cardopusher’s EBM Remix)

 
Digital tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Shooter
3. Back Up 2021 (Feat. Debby Friday & SB The Moor)
4. Wriggle
5. Hot Fuck No Love (Feat. Cakes Da Killa & Maxi Wild)
6. Our Time (Feat. Nailah Middleton)
7. Wriggle (Homemade Weapons Remix)
8. Back Up (Dave Quam Remix)
9. Shooter (Jana Rush’s Face Rearranged Remix)
10. Wriggle (Cardopusher’s EBM Remix)


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, MAY 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Clipping’s Wriggle to be released on vinyl, for the first time ever as a newly remastered and expanded edition, worldwide on July 9th, 2021 from Sub Pop

On Friday, July 9th, 2021, Clipping will release the fan-favorite Wriggle EP, as a newly remastered and expanded nine-track set on vinyl, available for the first time ever worldwide on Sub Pop. A ten-track digital version is also out today in its new form on all DSPs. Watch the visual for “Wriggle (Homemade Weapons Remix)” directed by Cristina Bercovitz and Jonathan Snipes.
 
The 2021 edition of Wriggle features new artwork, guests, and previously unreleased remixes. Included are the original versions of the title track, “Shooter,” “Hot Fuck No Love” (Feat. Cakes Da Killa & Maxi Wild), “Our Time” (Feat. Nailah Middleton), along with “Back Up 2021” featuring SB The Moor and a new verse from industrial-rap experimentalist Debby Friday. Wriggle also features remixes of the title track from Drum & Bass/Breakbeat act Homemade Weapons and Classicworks label co-founder Cardopusher, a rework of “Back Up” by producer Dave Quam (formerly Massacooramaan) and a vinyl-only version of “Hot Fuck No Love” from footwork producer Jana Rush.

Wriggle (Expanded) vinyl is now available for preorder through Sub Pop. LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on turquoise w/black swirl colored vinyl (while supplies last). Preorders through select independent retailers in the UK and Europe will receive the Loser on turquoise transparent/black marbled vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available.

Meanwhile, orders through Clipping’s official website will receive the LP on clear w/opaque white vinyl (while supplies last).


The original, digital-only Wriggle was six tracks that weren’t finished in time to make it onto the group’s 2014 Sub Pop debut, CLPPNG. For “Shooter,” Clipping recorded themselves firing fifteen different guns, the sounds of which exclusively constituted the beat’s drums, augmented only by a synthesized tone-row. The verses referenced the well-worn technique of “hashtag rap,” but instead of using it to boast about the rapper’s personal wealth and masculine prowess, Clipping put forth imagistic narratives of three violent encounters. True to much of the group’s music, “Shooter” was an attempt to reframe a familiar style and test the limits of its formal capabilities. “Hot Fuck No Love” contains what might be the most explicit verse to date from Clipping’s favorite New Jersey rapper Cakes Da Killa. The EP’s title track, “Wriggle,” was built around a sample of the influential power-electronics song “Wriggle Like a Fucking Eel” by Whitehouse, transforming William Bennett’s torturous imperative into a instructional dance-floor banger. “Wriggle” and “Shooter” have become classic Clipping tracks and staples of their live show.
 
Recently, Clipping delivered an incredible at-home performance for NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Meets SXSW” concert. The remote performance features, quite possibly, the tiniest desks to ever appear in the series, and includes highlights from Wriggle, along with selections from the band’s acclaimed albums Visions of Bodies Being Burned (2020) and There Existed an Addiction to Blood (2019), and debut mixtape midcity (2013).
 
Clipping’s Visions of Bodies Being Burned, There Existed an Addiction to Blood and CLPPNG, are available now worldwide from Sub Pop. The self-released midcity is also available at all DSPs.


Clipping
Wriggle (Expanded)


Vinyl tracklisting:
A1. Shooter
A2. Back Up 2021 (Feat. Debby Friday & SB The Moor)
A3. Wriggle
A4. Hot Fuck No Love (Feat. Cakes Da Killa & Maxi Wild)
A5. Our Time (Feat. Nailah Middleton)

B1. Wriggle (Homemade Weapons Remix)
B2. Back Up (Dave Quam Remix)
B3. Hot Fuck No Love (Jana Rush’s Naughty Bitch Remix)
B4. Wriggle (Cardopusher’s EBM Remix)

Digital tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Shooter
3. Back Up 2021 (Feat. Debby Friday & SB The Moor)
4. Wriggle
5. Hot Fuck No Love (Feat. Cakes Da Killa & Maxi Wild)
6. Our Time (Feat. Nailah Middleton)
7. Wriggle (Homemade Weapons Remix)
8. Back Up (Dave Quam Remix)
9. Shooter (Jana Rush’s Face Rearranged Remix)
10. Wriggle (Cardopusher’s EBM Remix)


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : THU, APR 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Watch Clipping’s “Tiny Desk Meets SXSW” Performance at NPR Music

Clipping has delivered an incredible at-home performance for NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Meets SXSW” concert. The remote performance features, quite possibly, the tiniest desks to ever appear in the series, and includes highlights from the band’s acclaimed albums Visions of Bodies Being Burned (2020) and There Existed an Addiction to Blood (2019), along with their Wriggle EP (2016) and debut mixtape midcity (2013).
 
NPR Music says, “Leave it to Clipping to innovate around the central notion of the Tiny Desk; to take the series’ emphasis on close-up intimacy and transport it to new heights of, well, tininess. This is, after all, a band that contains multitudes. Producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes craft a bed of hip-hop, industrial music and noisy experimentalism, then set loose rapper Daveed Diggs, whose violent imagery summons ’90s horrorcore and a thousand bloody movies. The band’s last two album titles — There Existed an Addiction to Blood and Visions of Bodies Being Burned — offer up a sense of the vibe, but Diggs’ gift for rapid-fire wordplay also acts as a leavening agent (see NPR Music April 18th).”
 
The “Tiny Desk” concert was recorded, edited, and mixed by Clipping. It was directed and edited by Cristina Bercovitz, who also fabricated the tiny furniture for the performance. The footage was filmed by Bercovitz, Erin Bates, and Daveed Diggs, and also features additional drums by Chukwudi Hodge.
 
New York Times says of the performance, “The avant-hip-hop group led by the “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs appeared in a showcase selected by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, and took “tiny” as a video mandate. As Diggs rapped into a thumbnail-size microphone, his collaborators, Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson, pretended (on split screens) to play miniature versions of (among other things) a laptop, guitar pedals and a windup music box, as the music warped itself from pink noise to music-box tinkle to industrial distortion to techno beats. No simulation was involved in the tour de force that was Diggs’s breakneck, virtually nonstop rapping, with rhymes that raced from free-associative wordplay to nightmare imagery to a grimly prescient 2019 song, ‘Nothing Is Safe.’ (see March 22nd Critics Notebook)”
 
Clipping’s Visions of Bodies Being Burned, There Existed an Addiction to Blood and Wriggle, are available now worldwide from Sub Pop. The self-released midcity is also available at all DSPs.
 
What people are saying about Clipping’s Visions of Bodies Being Burned:
“If Run the Jewels are the polemicist poets facing America’s racial reckoning with six-foot-high spray-painted lettering, Clipping’s members are the academics connecting the horrors of the country’s past with thumbtacks and string…There Existed an Addiction to Blood” from 2019 and Visions of Bodies Being Burned — sew the group’s socially conscious threads through the gory narratives of ’90s “horrorcore” rap artists like Brotha Lynch Hung and Ganksta N-I-P.” New York Times
 
“In the group’s ambitious new horror-themed album, Visions of Bodies Being Burned’ each song plays into one of the genre’s tropes, occasionally as an expression of radical politics. Nowhere is this overlap more effective than on “Pain Everyday,” which calls on the ghosts of lynching victims to haunt the descendants of their killers.” - The New Yorker
 
“Clipping’s finest refinement yet of their abrasive horror-rap.” ★★★★MOJO
 
“Like a mind-melting experimental audiobook, fitting as comfortably in the club as it does in the headphones.” - The Wire
 
“Throughout, Clipping stun and shock with their most complete work to date, and Visions of Bodies Being Burned proves the group to be as dynamic as they are devastating (9/10).” - Loud & Quiet
 
“This is a once-in-a-generation band reaching their peak.” ★★★★ DIY

“Few listening experiences this year are as gripping, visceral, and vivid as Visions of Bodies Being Burned (8.5./10).”- Under the Radar
 
Visions of Bodies Being Burned is an album that will cement clipping.’s reputation as one of the most exciting and visionary groups working in music today (8/10).” - CLASH
 
“Not many acts find the midway point between Wolf Eyes and Three 6 Mafia, but by the time Visions reaches its apex at the brutal centerpiece “Looking Like Meat,” that’s exactly what clipping. sounds like. It’s a particularly threatening chapter of horrorcore that renders even some of the more severe acts that came before almost cartoonish by comparison.” ★★★★ - All Music
 
Visions of Bodies Being Burned demands you wake up to the full horror – of clipping.’s fictional world, and the real world behind it.” ★★★★ - The Forty Five

Visions of Bodies Being Burned reveals the records to be a kind of Frankenstein’s monster — assembled from many unlike parts and reanimated through three mad scientists’ passion. The result is a long anthology of love letters to the genre: raps to match a modern Poe, beats to leave the blood curdled, and a pair of back-to-back albums bisected, but with a still-beating heart.” - SF Weekly
 
“Clipping. delivers a series of captivating songs that are equally unsettling (8/10).” - RIFF Magazine
 
“In this diptych, I love both parts of the equation equally (get it?). I’ll pick up There Existed an Addiction To Blood if I want to feel mad and emboldened in my anger, set against the injustice of the world and our tiny piece of it. But it’s Visions that I’ll pick up if I want to feel that ghostly chill or just that indescribable feeling you get when faced with real fear, with the uncanny. Guttural fear. Visceral fear of the strange world you thought was familiar to you but turns out: you were wrong.” - Heavy Blog is Heavy
 
“Clipping. are the best, always outdoing themselves at every pass and that’s all you need to do to succeed in this life. Bra-fucking-vo.” - Everything is Noise


Clipping
Visions of Bodies Being Burned

 
Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Say the Name
3. Wytchboard (Interlude)*
4. ‘96 Neve Campbell (feat. Cam & China)
5. Something Underneath
6. Make Them Dead
7. She Bad
8. Invocation (Interlude) (with Greg Stuart)*
9. Pain Everyday (with Michael Esposito)
10. Check the Lock
11. Looking Like Meat (feat. Ho99o9)
12. Drove (Interlude)*
13. Eaten Alive (with Jeff Parker & Ted Byrnes)
14. Body for the Pile (with Sickness)
15. Enlacing
16. Secret Piece
*CD/digital/cassette-only tracks


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : FRI, OCT 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Clipping shares the stunning “Visions of Bodies Being Burned: Enlacing & Pain Everyday” official video directed by C Prinz

Visions of Bodies Being Burned, their critically acclaimed new album is out now.

“Like the films of Jordan Peele or Bong Joon Ho, Clipping uses speculative fiction to reflect the cruelty of contemporary reality.” - New York Times

Clipping have shared “Visions of Bodies Being Burned: Enlacing & Pain Everyday” a stunning new visual which features the two standout singles from Visions of Bodies Being Burned, their acclaimed new album out today on Sub Pop.
 
The gorgeously shot video stars the group’s frontman Daveed Diggs and was directed by C Prinz (Clipping’s “All In Your Head Video;” Chloe and Halle’s VMA-nominated “Do It”) who says of the video: “This piece explores bodies and impact and gravity and sensation in a way that aims to overwhelm you as viscerally as our current world reality does mentally, but through the lens of the embodied experience. We are surrounded by surface level, fake realities through social media and politics. I just wanted to create a piece that serves as a momentary break from the superficial culture we live in and fantasize on a more genuine, honest reality in the effort it takes to survive right now.” 
[Full Video Credits below.]
 
Visions of Bodies Being Burned is the second album of the “Body & Blood” socio-political horrorcore diptych (the first, the equally acclaimed companion record There Existed an Addiction to Blood, is also available now on Sub Pop).
 
Visions…which includes the standouts “Say the Name,” “’96 Neve Campbell,” and the aforementioned “Pain Everyday (feat. Michael Esposito),” and “Enlacing,” was produced by Clipping, mixed by Steve Kaplan, and mastered by Rashad Becker. The album also features guest appearances from Ho99o9 (“ Looking Like Meat”), Jeff Parker & Ted Byrnes (“Eaten Alive”), Sickness (“Body for the Pile”) and Greg Stuart (“Invocation (Interlude)”). The final track, “Secret Piece,” is a performance of a Yoko Ono text score from 1953 that instructs the players to “Decide on one note that you want to play/Play it with the following accompaniment: the woods from 5am to 8am in summer,” and features nearly all of the musicians who appeared on both albums. 
9/10 Loud & Quiet
9/10 Exclaim!
8.5/10 Under the Radar
8/10 CLASH
8/10 Northern Transmissions
★★★★ MOJO
★★★★ DIY
★★★★ All Music
★★★★ The Forty Five
“Album of the Week” Treble 
 


Visions of Bodies Being Burned is available to purchase from Sub Pop Mega Mart. The limited Loser edition on mixed red/orange/yellow colored vinyl is now sold out at Mega Mart, but is still available select independent retailers in North America and Bandcamp (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP preorders of Visions of Bodies Being Burned throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on gold vinyl (also, while supplies last).
 
Clipping’s “Chapter 319,” the group’s standalone single released earlier this year is also now available on all DSPs through Sub Pop.


[Photo Credit: Cristina Bercovitz]

“Enlacing & Pain Everyday” video - CAST / CREW CREDITS

Directed by C Prinz

A Psycho Films Production 

Starring: Daveed Diggs

Dancers: Rebecah Goldstone, Jobel Medina, Montay Romero, Matthew Gibbs, Johnny ‘The Fox’ McThirsty

Models: Yoa Mizuno, Fabe Robinson, Natalie Renelle, Tatianna Hechevarria 

Executive Producer: Sam Canter

Producer: Geenah Krisht

DP: Xiaolong Liu

1st AC:  Sergey Kocmos, Dan Butovskiy 

2nd AC: Sergey Lobanov

Steadicam: Alex Flannery

2nd Unit DPs: Tate McCurdy, Julian Campos

Drone Op: David Weldon

Gaffer: Tate McCurdy

Key Grip: Vic Roca

Swing: Alisher Abdukarimov

Sound Mixer: Jonathan Snipes

PD: Brielle Hubert

Prop Master: Paul McCaffrey

Art Assist: Matt Toth

Hairstylist: Malcolm Marquez

Make Up: Brie Horshaw

Wardrobe Stylist: Juliann McCandless

Wardrobe Assist: Juliana Bassi

Nails: Soji Nails

Key Set PA: Linden Degurian

Set Medic/CCO: Zoe Hartman

Editor: Jobe Lowen

VFX: Timothy Hendrix

Colorist: Matt Osborne

12:38 Artist: © Mike Nesbit Studio

Movement Direction: C Prinz

Choreography: Generated by each individual movement artist.

Titles: C Prinz


Special Thanks: Jessica Worrell, Eilidh Duffy, Claire Dilworth, Jared Brunk & Family, Tom Banks



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, OCT 13, 2020 at 6:58 AM

Clipping share lyric video “Pain Everyday” (Feat. Michael Esposito) from forthcoming album ‘Visions of Bodies Being Burned’

On October 23rd, Clipping will release their new album Visions of Bodies Being Burned, the follow up to their 2019 horrorcore-inspired album There Existed an Addiction to Blood. Each track on the group’s new album pairs a different expression of horror with one of Clipping’s signature metamorphic takes on a hip-hop subgenre.

Featuring Michael Esposito, “Pain Everyday” uses real EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) recordings—said to be the voices of restless spirits—atop a cinematic breakcore collage, as a call-to-arms for the ghosts of lynching victims to haunt the white descendants of their murderers. 





About the song, lyricist Daveed Diggs says, “This song was one of the most challenging to write because it’s the first time we’ve done a track entirely in ⅞, which, it turns out, is kind of a mind fuck. I love how it came out because it’s in this odd time signature but the flow still feels natural, like rap is supposed to.” You can watch the group’s new lyric video for “Pain Everyday” right here, which was directed by Clipping’s own Jonathan Snipes and longtime collaborator Cristina Bercovitz.
 


Visions of Bodies Being Burned is available to preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited, Loser edition on mixed red/orange/yellow colored vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP preorders of Visions of Bodies Being Burned throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on gold vinyl (while supplies last). 



Posted by Rachel White