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Fun Fun Fun Fest decides to ‘consciously uncouple’ with Death Grips

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 2, 2014

UPDATE 10:32 p.m.: In response to news that Sacramento noise rap outfit Death Grips has broken up, thereby cancelling their Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance for the second year in a row Fun Fun Fun Fest has decided to break up with the band in the same way they announced their split — with a picture of a note on a napkin.

“After being stood up twice at the altar, we had to look deep into our soul and ask if Death Grips really loves us or is capable of loving anyone, and the unfortunate answer is no,” the FFF Fest note read. The note goes on to say the festival will find a replacement for Death Grips who “loves you and us for who we really are.”

EARLIER: For the second year in a row Sacramento noise rap outfit Death Grips has cancelled their Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance. This time, however, it appears the band will not reemerge on next year’s roster. As reported by Consequence of Sound, the band posted a note on their Facebook page stating that the band has broken up and is cancelling all upcoming live gigs.

According to the note, which appears to be scrawled on a napkin, the band still plans to release their upcoming double album “The Powers That Be” on Harvest/Underworld Records. “Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. Above and beyond a ‘band’,” the note read.

“To our truest fans, please stay legend,” it concluded.