Albert Hammond Jr has been clean and sober for four years, but the Strokes guitarist just recently opened up to the general public about his struggles with addiction, so his upcoming AHJ EP feels a little like a comeback vehicle (as opposed to a Comedown Machine). And wouldn’t you know it, lead single “Rude Customer” sounds a lot like a Strokes song, rife with incessant high-range guitar work, mechanistic rhythms and shrugging, swaggering vocals. Hear it below.

AHJ is out 10/8 on Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records.

Comments (5)
  1. Dig it! Albert’s solo stuff has been pretty consistently great

  2. I hear Albert Hammond Jr.’s voice, but my brain wants JC to be singing this so bad. It sounds like a Strokes song, but Julian’s crusty pipes would certainly make it better.

  3. pretty good! glad i got tickets for when he comes to DC. anyone else snag ‘em?

  4. The album art is bad ass

  5. Why couldn’t this be on comedown? Albert always holds out on the goods.

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