A fixture of the California rock scene, Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Alain Johannes is best known for his influential Nineties band Eleven and for his stints with Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures. But he's also played with everyone from Chris Cornell and No Doubt to PJ Harvey and Arctic Monkeys, not to mention the future members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, when he was in high school. Having previously released his own solo music, as well, Johannes is onto his latest venture, the Alain Johannes Trio, which sees him joined by brothers Felo and Cote Foncea. Their first offering, "Luna A Sol," features Mike Patton on vocals, and lyrics in Spanish. Check out the soaring, stuttering, very QOTSA-esque single — which has been released by Patton's Ipecac Recordings label — above.
"Luna A Sol is a really special song for me. Not only because it's my first lyric in Spanish but also because of Mike Patton's amazing vocals on it," says Johannes. "And it's the debut recording of my all Chilean trio with Cote and Felo Foncea. I feel it like a rebirth, a recharging of my musical path continuing where Natasha and I left off in Eleven. Returning to my roots in Chile eight years ago has fueled and informed this moment and I'm very excited and honored that Ipecac will bring it to resonant listeners around the world."