Die Antwoord ditch Interscope to start own label..

It would appear Die Antwoord have gone and ditched their record label Interscope. We just posted the new music video for their single “Fok Julle Naiers” off their new album TEN$ION which apparently led to Die Antwoord’s divorce from Interscope and decision to go independent. Watch it here

The group had this to say on their online diary o0f sorts

So anyway… Interscope offered us a bunch of money again to release our new album TEN$ION.

But this time, they also tried to get involved with our music, to try and make us sound like everyone else out there at the moment.

So we said: ‘U know what, rather hang on to your money, buy yourself something nice…we gonna do our own thing. Bye bye’

The band will supposedly release TEN$ION through a new independent label of their own, ZEF RECORDZ. Songs will be available as digital downloads and on flash drives, “Because CDs are like motherfucking VHS,” Ninja tells Boing Boing.

They tried to release the music video they created (without label involvement or assistance) for this track on YouTube, but YouTube blocked it due to a copyright claim by Interscope/UMG (this despite the fact that the band and the label have already divorced; seems like the copyright claim wheels turn slowly).

Which would explain this outburst on Facebook earlier today

yo kidz, sorry 4 da blocks outside Zuid Afrika for da FOK JULLE NAAIERS video! TEN$ION is releasing on ZEF Recordz…NOT on Interscope / Universal. Think it’s taking a while for this to sink into their brainz…

Gonna try sneak FOK JULLE NAAIERS video in2 sum udda interweb channelz…hahahahaha…TEN$ION TEN$ION TEN$ION TEN$ION!!!


So it would appear is all not perfectly well with the Die Antwoord as I’m sure Interscope will have something to say about this whole debacle. Anyway lets just wait and see what happens


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