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.
 On July 8, it was announced that Death Grips launched their new label, Third Worlds. The label was created through "a unique relationship with
Capitol" to be distributed by
Caroline Records. A 2014 release for their third studio album was also announced.
 On August 21, 2013, a track titled "Birds" was posted to
YouTube, and made available for free download.