Here’s proof that Stefan Burnett and Zach Hill could give two shits about Major League Baseball: Death Grips announced a new album just as Mets hitters Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud crushed every soul at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
That being said, the follow-up to this year’s Jenny Death is titled Bottomless Pit, and the band bundled the news with a 14-minute video featuring footage of the late actress Karen Black reading dialogue written by Hill.
Included with the video was this description:
Iconic 70’s film star Karen Black passed away in August 2013. In February of that year, Karyn Rachtman introduced Ms. Black to Zach Hill. The two immediately hit it off. Zach had written a part for Karen for a film he was developing and gave her the pages for her scenes. Though she didn’t know how the scenes would fit into the final film, she readily agreed to read her character’s dialog on camera for Zach.
Recorded — 2013 at the home of Karen Black
Special Thank You — Karyn Rachtman & Stephen Eckelberry
Karen Black footage courtesy of Stephen Eckelberry
In Cosmic Loving Memory
July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013
Watch the whole thing below. If you’re a Cubs fan, it might actually be soothing. Oy vey.