Jared Followill, Nick Brown’s New Band: Smoke & Jackal

Jared Followill Smoke and JackalWhile Kings of Leon are between projects, bassist Jared Followill and his pal Nick Brown have teamed up for a project of their own: Smoke & Jackal, a new group the duo started after an impromptu session at Brown’s Nashville studio led to inspired results. “It was all about tone and vibe and what felt right in that moment,” Brown said in today’s announcement. “Not second guessing, just having fun in that moment.”

The first track they cut — and the one that proved the concept was worth pursuingĀ furtherĀ — was “No Tell,” a jam pulled along by a pulsing bass part from Followill and rousing vocals from Brown. Hear the stream above; it’s a promising start.

Their first official release, simply dubbed EP1, arrives on October 16th.

Smoke & Jackal – EP1 Tracklist

01. “Fall Around”
02. “No Tell”
03. “You’re Lost”
04. “Road Side”
05. “OK OK”
06. “Save Face”