https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WBYzu1_OqM&feature=youtu.be clipping. is sounding pretty polished on "Work Work," the lead single from their Sub Pop and studio debut clppng. The harsh noise elements of Midcity are all but gone, but the trio is progressing and maintaining their identity as one of hip hop's most forward-thinking outfits magnificently.
While the song sports some club-centric synth work and clipping. has clearly placed a greater emphasis on their hooks, the track's instrumental is nevertheless incredibly inventive. According to Rolling Stone, the beat was "made by rolling a ball-bearing in a metal Thermos, smashing cinder blocks, and crumpling a beer can." And on the flow front, all of the electricity of the Midcity-and-prior work is preserved - hell, it might just be turned up! The outlook for the group's debut is extremely promising.
clppng is due out June 10 via Sub Pop. A reminder we absolutely loved the aural assault of Midcity last year: