To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lex Records, underground hip hop legend DOOM has teamed up with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood for a track called — wait for it — “Retarded Fren”. Right now, you can stream it at Pitchfork. Update: As At Ease points out, “Retarded Fren” samples “Proven Lands”, one of the tracks off Jonny Greenwood’s score for There Will Be Blood.
According to Pitchfork, “Retarded Fren”, along with contributions from Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip’s Neon Neon Project, Boom Bip solo, and Doseone and Fog’s Crook&Flail project, among others, will appear on a compilation called Complex. It will be made available digitially on a week-by-week, track-by-track basis beginning this week, as well as on a picture disc vinyl in January.
Of course, this is not the first time DOOM and Yorke have appeared together in the headlines. Back in 2009, the Radiohead frontman remixed Doom’s track “Gazillion Ear”. You can stream that track below.
DOOM – “Gazillion Ear” (Thom Yorke Remix):