Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood & DOOM – “Retarded Fren”

By Tom Breihan / November 2, 2011 - 9:02 am

On a track with the perfectly ridiculous title “Retarded Fren,” Radiohead gentlemen Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have hooked up with a somewhat unlikely collaborator, masked indie-rap hero DOOM. On the track, DOOM kicks his trademark slurry free-associative wordplay over wobbly bass-music subs and jittery strings that sound like they jumped straight from Greenwood’s There Will Be Blood score. Listen to it below.

“Retarded Fren” is the first track from Lex Records‘ 10th anniversary compilation Complex. The label plans to post a new track every Monday for the next 10 weeks.