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Audio Interview | Jared & Nick | Promoting Smoke & Jackal on the Zane Lowe Show (15 Oct 12)

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)



Jared & Nick called into BBC Radio One's Zane Lowe Show to promoting Smoke & Jackal and the release of "EP 1", which you can listen to & buy from here). 

They also discussed:

  • Mona’s next album
  • KOL recording #6 (in the style of BOTT)
  • Jared mentioned a "couple of shows on the horizon"


Click HERE to listen to the interview.


Recording of Album #6 Starts very soon!

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Listen to Smoke & Jackal's New Song!

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RCA Records has announced the upcoming release of EP1, the debut EP from Smoke & Jackal. The six-track collection arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on October 16.


EP1 marks the first collaboration between Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) and Nick Brown (Mona). Smoke & Jackal were revealed to the universe earlier today as BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe debuted the EP’s electrifying first single, “No Tell,” officially declaring it to be the “Hottest Record in the World.” A companion video clip for “No Tell” is currently in post-production, with a premiere date to be announced soon. “No Tell,” will be available via iTunes and all digital providers on August 28. Take a listen to it below.

 

Followill and Brown began recording as Smoke & Jackal earlier this year, fueled by multiple bottles of red wine and a shared fascination with timbre, rhythm, and aural adventure. They set to work at Brown’s Nashville home studio and before the first evening was through, the duo had crafted both “No Tell” and the stunning psychedelic slow jam, “Fall Around.” The two musicians immediately understood they had created something special, an evocative and original melding of oceanic rock with bottomless grooves and hypnotic dub textures. Just over one week later, EP1 was complete. Defined by Followill’s liquid bass lines and Brown’s soaring and expressive vocals, songs like “Road Side” and the closing “Safe Face” are both ingenious and accessible, their surprising soundscapes counterpointed by indelible melodies and haunting hooks. Smoke & Jackal’s EP1 is the sound of two talented friends allowing their music to freely go places no one could have anticipated.

 

“It was all about tone and vibe and what felt right in that moment,” Brown says. “Not second guessing, just having fun in that moment.”

 

“Coming together just worked,” says Followill. “I think it’s because we took such an easy approach to it, we didn’t bring any egos to it. We just talked about each other’s ideas, neither one of us got our feelings hurt. It just worked.”

 

EP1 was produced by Smoke & Jackal, and engineered by Nick Brown. All songs were written by Smoke & Jackal.

 

www.smokeandjackal.com

 

SMOKE & JACKAL

EP1

Release Date: October 16, 2012

 

Fall Around

No Tell

You’re Lost

Road Side

OK OK

Save Face


All Songs Written by Smoke & Jackal

Recorded at Zionnoiz Studios in Nashville, TN

Produced by Smoke & Jackal

Engineered by Nick Brown

Mixed by Nick Brown with Jared Followill


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LISTEN TO "NO TELL"  HERE

LISTEN TO THEIR INTERVIEW WITH ZANE LOWE HERE

Tweeted by Nathan Today!

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Tweeted by Jared Today!

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New Album Update from Jared

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Today Only: Get 50% Off The Early Vinyl Box Set

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Click HERE for more info.

Tweeted by Nathan earlier today!

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Tweeted by Jared earlier today!

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Kings of Leon feature on "The UK's Official Top 40 biggest selling albums of all-time"

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Here is the Official Charts Company’s Top 40 biggest selling albums of all-time in full:

 

01 GREATEST HITS (1981) - QUEEN

02 SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEART’S CLUB BAND (1967) - THE BEATLES

03 GOLD - GREATEST HITS (1992) - ABBA

04 WHAT’S THE STORY MORNING GLORY (1995) - OASIS

05 THRILLER (1982) - MICHAEL JACKSON

06 21 (2011) - ADELE

07 BROTHERS IN ARMS (1985) - DIRE STRAITS

08 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (1973) - PINK FLOYD

09 BAD (1987) - MICHAEL JACKSON

10 GREATEST HITS II (1991) - QUEEN

11 THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION (1990) - MADONNA

12 BACK TO BLACK (2006) - AMY WINEHOUSE

13 STARS (1991) - SIMPLY RED

14 RUMOURS (1977) - FLEETWOOD MAC

15 COME ON OVER (1997) - SHANIA TWAIN

16 BACK TO BEDLAM (2005) - JAMES BLUNT

17 URBAN HYMNS (1997) - THE VERVE

18 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (1970) - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

19 NO ANGEL (2001) - DIDO

20 SPIRIT (2007) - LEONA LEWIS

21 LEGEND (1984) - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

22 BAT OUT OF HELL (1977) - MEAT LOAF

23 DIRTY DANCING (1987) - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

24 1 (2000) - THE BEATLES

25 TALK ON CORNERS (1997) - THE CORRS

26 WHITE LADDER(1998) - DAVID GRAY

27 SPICE (1996) - SPICE GIRLS

28 CRAZY LOVE (2009) - MICHAEL BUBLÉ

29 LIFE FOR RENT (2003) - DIDO

30 BEAUTIFUL WORLD (2006) - TAKE THAT

31 THE FAME (2008) - LADY GAGA

32 A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD (2002) – COLDPLAY

33 HOPES AND FEARS (2004) - KEANE

34 THE JOSHUA TREE (1987) - U2

35 BUT SERIOUSLY (1989) - PHIL COLLINS

36 SCISSOR SISTERS (2004) - SCISSOR SISTERS

37 ONLY BY THE NIGHT (2008) - KINGS OF LEON

38 THE WAR OF THE WORLD (1978) - JEFF WAYNE

39 THE MAN WHO (1999) – TRAVIS

40 X&Y (2005) – COLDPLAY


© 2012 the Official Charts Company. The Top 40 biggest selling albums of all-time was compiled from sales of albums in the UK up to midnight on Saturday, March 31.


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Good News from the Red Carpet at the Grammys!

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)
When asked if the band were working on a new album, Caleb replied that he is already writing and that the band would probably get together over the next couple of months but are resting a little bit at the moment.  

Watch the interview here:

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I Got My Kings of Leon Boxset Today

Posted on November 26, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I got my Kings of Leon Boxset today, it's beautiful.  This is what Is Inside . . .


CLICK ON THUMBNAIL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE


     


1. The Box, Poster and Booklet

2. Four Vinyl LPs - YAYM, ASH, BOTT and Rarities

3. Tracklist for the Rarities LP


    


1. Outtakes from the portrait shoot for ASH (Nathan and Jared)

2. Outtakes from the portrait shoot for ASH (Matthew and Caleb)

3. Polaroids from the cover art for BOTT


    


1. The original silkscreen used to create the cover art for YAYM

2. Outtake shot of Caleb from the BOTT cover shoot, Nashville 23 Jan 07

3. Caleb's handwritten lyrics for "The Runner" dated "June 29 - Scotland".

    ("TLW" lyrics are visible underneath the lyrics for "The Runner" with the title "Babies")


Today is Record Store Day!

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Find your nearest store HERE


UPDATE - Record Store Day

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You can pre-order (very limited amount) the "Record Store Day" Kings of Leon - Early Years 4 Vinyl Box Set for $99.


More info


Black Friday Record Store Day Special Release

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Format: 4 LP Vinyl box set


Label: Legacy


More Info:


A box set bringing together the band’s early albums Youth & Young Manhood, Aha Shake Heartbreak, Because of The Times, and a 4th LP made up of unreleased studio and live tracks picked by the band themselves. Also includes a 20 page booklet and a collectable poster.


Participating Record Stores


Release Date : November 25th, 2011



BMG Buys Music Publisher Bug Music

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

BMG Rights Management has bought music publisher Bug Music in a deal reported to be worth more than $300m.


BMG, a joint venture between German media giant Bertelsmann and US private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, beat rival bidders including Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller.


Los Angeles-based Bug Music represents the estates of Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters and Woody Guthrie, as well as contemporary artists including Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams and The National.


BMG bought Bug Holdings and its subsidiary, Bug Music, from Spectrum Equity Investors and Crossroads Media in a deal announced on Monday. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


"With the acquisition of Bug Music and its vast collection of evergreen and contemporary compositions,


BMG further establishes itself as a leading music rights management company," said the BMG Rights Management chief executive, Hartwig Masuch.


Bug Music was founded in 1975 and owns or manages copyrights to songs including Fever, What A Wonderful World, The Real Slim Shady and The Passenger.


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Behind the Scenes Video for Back Down South

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (1)


Watch the Video by Kodak here

Back Down South | UK Release Date: 27 Jun 11

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No confirmation of dates for other countries, but will probably be similar.