As part of a compilation celebrating the 10th anniversary of Lex Records, Doom (formerly MF DOOM) has teamed up with Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood for a track, (unfortunately) entitled Retarded Fren. The compilation is called ‘Complex’ and features contributions from Gruff Rhys’ and Boom Bip’s Neon Neon project, Boom Bip solo, and Doseone and Fog’s Crook&Flail project, and more. It will be made available digitally on a week-by-week, track by track basis until mid-January, at which point the whole set will be released on picture disc vinyl.
Stream _Retarded Fren via Pitchfork]
Retarded Fren isn’t the first collaboration between DOOM and Thom Yorke; the Radiohead frontman has remixed DOOM’s track Gazzillion Ear from his 2009 album ‘Born Like This’.
In other DOOM news, the rapper will embark on a UK tour this month, joining forces with Ghostface Killah and Jneriro Jarel for a show in London. Check the dates below.
2nd Madrid, Spain – Matadero
3rd Glasgow, Scotland – The Arches
4th Manchester, England – HMV Ritz
5th London, England – Roundhouse (with Ghostface Killah and Jneiro Jarel)
7th Leeds, England – O2 Academy
10th Oxford, England – O2 Academy
11th Hatfield, England – The Forum
15th Bristol, England – Motion
16th Birmingham, England – O2 Academy
18th Brighton, England – Concorde 2