When Death Grips leaked their own new album without approval from label Epic Records (Bulletin, 2-Oct-12), we sensed it wouldn’t end well. They’ve now been dropped like a stone, with Epic pulling few punches in its statement: “Epic Records is a music first company that breaks new artists. That is our mission and our mandate. Unfortunately, when marketing and publicity stunts trump the actual music, we must remind ourselves of our core values,” the label tells Pitchfork. “To that end, effective immediately, we are working to dissolve our relationship with Death Grips. We wish them well.” Quite. We’re expecting a Kickstarter project in 3… 2… 1…

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