Government Plates

Government Plates
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Studio album by Death Grips
Released November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13)
Genre Experimental hip hop
Length 35:42
Label Third Worlds, Harvest
Producer Death Grips
Death Grips chronology
No Love Deep Web
(2012) No Love Deep Web2012
Government Plates
(2013)
Fashion Week
(2015) Fashion Week2015
Singles from Government Plates
  1. "Birds"
    Released: August 21, 2013
Alternative Record Store Day vinyl cover
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Government Plates is the third studio album by experimental hip hop group Death Grips. It was released for free download on November 13, 2013, following the release of the single "Birds" in August 2013. It was also uploaded by the band to multiple file sharing sites. Accompanying the album are eleven music videos, which were uploaded to the band's YouTube page. On January 14, 2014, Government Plates was made available for purchase through iTunes. The album has sold 13,000 copies as of March 2015. [1]

Background

On May 10, 2013, it was announced that drummer Zach Hill was working on writing, directing, and soundtracking a feature film. This same announcement stated that he was also working on a third Death Grips studio album. [2] On July 8, it was announced that Death Grips launched their new label, Third Worlds. The label was created through "a unique relationship with Harvest/ Capitol" to be distributed by Caroline Records. A 2014 release for their third studio album was also announced. [3] On August 21, 2013, a track titled "Birds" was posted to YouTube, and made available for free download. [4]

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