Earl Sweatshirt performed at the Low End Theory Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday (August 8), taking the opportunity to perform a couple of new tracks. Scroll down to watch fan-recorded footage of the previously-unheard music, via Stereogum.
Both song titles are currently unknown. One clip also sees Earl perform ‘Mirrors’, a song recorded for his most recent album ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’ that got cut from the final tracklisting.
Just this week saw the release a new music video for ‘I Don’t Like Shit….’ track ‘Off Top’. Directed by Taylor Johnson, the short, psychedelic clip sees a cartoon Earl suffering a series of misfortunes, like plummeting towards fire, suffering a punch to the face, and getting swallowed by a giant mouth.
‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’ came out in March on Earl’s Tan Cressida imprint through Columbia. The Odd Future rapper hit out at the label in the aftermath of its release, however, claiming they announced the record without his permission. In the interview with NPR Music, he asserted that the tracklisting, release date and artwork were all revealed too early.
“Brah, I was devastated,” Earl said. “I was so mad cause it was like – especially because I feel like this is my first album. This is the first thing that I’ve said that I fully stand behind, like the good and the bad of it. I’ve never been behind myself this much. So for them to not treat as importantly as I was treating it was just like – I couldn’t help but to feel a little disrespected, you know?”
He continued: “They let it get spun like I was on a pedestal, complaining about some nuances, you know what I mean?” he said. “When it was really like zero percent of what was supposed to go right went right. Like, y’all got an F. It’s not chill. Like, ‘You’re in the red zone.’ And no one acted like they were in the red zone. That’s what had me the most hot.”