Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records has shared Ninjarous, an unreleased song by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse featuring MF Doom. The song is available now and also features Patrick Carney on drums. Listen to Ninjarous via YouTube below.
Ninjarous is a product of the prolific relationship between Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and the late Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse). Danger Mouse was inspired to release the track by his memories of Linkous’s particular affection for the song.
“Mark and I worked on a lot of music together,” Danger Mouse recalls. “But the song we did with MF DOOM was always one of Mark’s favorites. He’d kept on me to put out, so I’m happy to pay tribute to him by getting it out there.”
Prior to Ninjarous, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse’s creative partnership was documented by the 2010 album ‘Dark Night of the Soul,’ which featured The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop, Julian Casablancas, James Mercer, and Suzanne Vega, with visuals by David Lynch.
While ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ was completed, and unofficially released before Linkous’s untimely passing, he did not survive to see its official release.
Ninjarous will appear on ‘30th Century Volume 2,’ the second installment of the label’s compilation series curated by Danger Mouse, the details of which are forthcoming.