Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill and Mona frontman Nick Brown have teamed up to form Smoke & Jackal. The Nashville duo will officially release their first collection of tunes, EP1, on October 16 via RCA Records, but you can get your first taste right now with the lead single “No Tell.”
Followill and Brown formed Smoke & Jackal earlier this year after sharing a few bottles of wine, and they started recording songs together at the studio in Brown’s Nashville home soon after. Within a week, they had EP1 under the belts, and it promises to combine “oceanic rock with bottomless grooves and hypnotic dub textures.” The duo produced and mixed all the songs by themselves, and Brown served as engineer.
The alliance was unveiled to the world earlier today as BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe debuted single by calling it the “Hottest Record in the World.” The song will be available via iTunes and all digital providers on August 28, but you can check it out below.