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Gmail and the Restraining Orders

Gmail and the Restraining Orders (sometimes abbreviated to GATRO) is the fourth EP by the American experimental hip hop group Death Grips, self-released by the band on June 21, 2019, in celebration of Warp Records' 30th anniversary.[1] It first premiered on NTS Radio during their WXAXRXP broadcast, and will also be played at a Warp Records radio festival.[2]

Gmail and the Restraining Orders
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Cover art
EP by
ReleasedJune 21, 2019
Recorded2015
GenreSound collage
Length28:23
LabelThird Worlds
ProducerDeath Grips
Death Grips chronology
Year of the Snitch
(2018)
Gmail and the Restraining Orders
(2019)
Death Grips EP chronology
Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)
(2017)
Gmail and the Restraining Orders
(2019)

The piece was played before Death Grips' 2015 live performances, under no specific name.[3]

Background and releaseEdit

Gmail and the Restraining Orders was originally used as a soundscape for the opening of the band's live shows during their 2015 The Powers That B tour. On June 19, 2019, the code of Warp Records' website warp.net accidentally leaked the NTS Radio schedule, showing Death Grips listed as a special guest. The next day Warp Records posted an official schedule,[4] confirming the Death Grips appearance. Shortly thereafter, the name of Death Grips' set was shown to be Gmail and the Restraining Orders. The 28-minute mix was streamed via NTS Radio's website on June 21.

There is currently no official way to listen to GATRO, either by download, streaming or physical media. Shortly after the mix aired, Death Grips posted a link to an unofficial fan recording of the NTS broadcast on YouTube via their Twitter account.[5]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Gmail and the Restraining Orders"28:23
Total length:28:23

PersonnelEdit

Death Grips

  • MC Ride – vocals
  • Zach Hill – drums, production, vocals
  • Andy Morin – production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Death Grips Share New Mix of Unreleased Music: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  2. ^ "Check out Death Grips' 'Gmail and the Restraining Orders' mix". Dork. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  3. ^ "Death Grips Debut "Gmail and the Restraining Orders" Mix: Stream". Consequence of Sound. 2019-06-21. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  4. ^ "WXAXRXP X NTS. 21–23 JUNE 2019. FULL BROADCAST SCHEDULE". Warp. 2019-06-21. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  5. ^ "Death Grips - Gmail and the restraining orders". 2019-06-21. Retrieved 2019-06-23 – via Twitter.