New Death Grips vinyl release reveals guitar contribution from actor Robert Pattinson

Pattinson played on the band's most recent single 'Birds'

Death Grips‘ most recent single ‘Birds’ featured a guitar contribution from actor Robert Pattinson.

The band’s 2013 album ‘Government Plates’ was released on vinyl yesterday (November 28) as part of Record Store Day Black Friday, a yearly North American event run by independently-owned music stores that coincides with the one-day retail phenomenon that traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping period.

As spotted by one Reddit user who bought the LP, new liner notes have revealed the Twilight star’s input. Stereogum has also pointed to a photograph of Pattinson and Beyoncé posing with the band, which was first seen last year. Click below to listen to ‘Birds’.


Pattinson was in the news in September when FKA Twigs became the target of vitriolic racist abuse from some fans of the actor, whom she has been romantically linked to. “I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week,” the singer-songwriter wrote via Twitter. “Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it’s unacceptable online.”

Death Grips announced via Facebook last month they had completed work on their ‘The Powers That B’ double album, though it is expected to be their final LP after the band confirmed their split during the summer.