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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:
Click HERE to listen to the interview.
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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.
SMOKE & JACKAL
Release Date: October 16, 2012
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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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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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")
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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.
|Posted on October 18, 2011 at 5:15 AM||comments (2)|
Format: 4 LP Vinyl box set
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.
Release Date : November 25th, 2011
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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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