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Stream Albert Hammond Jr. Momentary Masters

When we profiled Albert Hammond Jr., the Strokes guitarist spoke at length about his new solo LP Momentary Masters, which marks his first full-length solo release since 2008’s ¿Cómo Te Llama? It also marks Hammond’s first full-length release since getting sober five years ago. We’ve heard several spiny singles off of the new record, but… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 24, 2015 - 10:59 am

A Day At The Museum With Albert Hammond Jr.

The Strokes are the last of a certain breed. They don’t make rock bands like them anymore: the larger-than-life, the mythic, the kinds that can fill an arena with screaming fans that span generations. You can argue this — you have Arcade Fire, or the National, or the Black Keys, maybe. There are still rock… More »

By: Ryan Leas / July 17, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Losing Touch” Video

Albert Hammond Jr.’s new video for “Losing Touch” starts with dialogue from Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal where death is challenged to a game of chess. In his signature red jumpsuit, Hammond is running away from a white-faced death (who is a woman in this incarnation of Bergman’s classic). Spurred by the spirit of living… More »

By: Misha Sesar / July 14, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Born Slippy” Video

Last night I was talking with a friend who is effusive about Albert Hammond Jr.’s forthcoming solo album Momentary Masters. His enthusiasm was infectious, and honestly, early live performances at Primavera Sound of Hammond Jr.’s new songs seemed more appealing to me than anything on Comedown Machine. “Born Slippy” felt like an instant favorite for… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Don’t Expect More Tour Dates Or New Music From The Strokes Anytime Soon

The Strokes are scheduled to play London’s Hyde Park later this month, and they’ll follow that with appearances at Washington, DC’s Landmark Festival in September and Austin City Limits in October. After that, Albert Hammond Jr. has no idea. The guitarist, who’s ramping up promotion for his new solo album Momentary Masters, told BBC6 MusicMore »

By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Losing Touch”

Albert Hammond Jr. is gearing up to release his third solo album, Momentary Masters, next month. We’ve already heard lead single “Born Slippy” and now he’s shared another new one called “Losing Touch,” which he played last weekend at Primavera Sound. Hammond’s made another uplifting pop song that makes me feel like I’m back i… More »

By: James Rettig / June 3, 2015 - 8:22 am

Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Cover The Strokes To Albert Hammond Jr.’s Horror At Primavera Sound

If you’re a Strokes fan, Primavera Sound is the place to be this weekend. Three Strokes-related acts are playing the Barcelona festival — the band, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, and Albert Hammond Jr. — and there’s bound to be some weird encounters. Case in point: AHJ watched on as Julian Casablancas and the rest… More »

By: James Rettig / May 30, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play New Songs “Losing Touch” & “Born Slippy” At Primavera Sound

Albert Hammond Jr. plays guitar in the Strokes, and like that band’s frontman, Julian Casablancas, he’s pursued a successful solo career alongside the band’s continued existence. Actually, Momentary Masters will be Hammond’s third solo album, and it comes out in July. During his show at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival, the Hammond performed two new song… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 28, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Born Slippy”

At a lot of festivals this summer, you’ll get a couple of chances to see Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. At some festivals, the Strokes are on the bill, and Hammond is in there as a solo artist, as well. He’s on those bills, it turns out, because his third solo album, Momentary Masters, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2015 - 8:33 am

The Strokes Saw Bowfinger To Calm Down Before Their First Gig

The Guardian interviewed guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. and producer Gordon Raphael for a new feature about the early days of the Strokes, and it includes some interesting tidbits. For instance: Hammond explains that before playing their first show, the band was so nervous that they decided to calm down by seeing the Eddie Murphy/Steve Marti… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 24, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play The Strokes’ “One Way Trigger” In Newcastle

When the Strokes revealed Comedown Machine single “One Way Trigger” last year, Tom noted that the song features “a particularly ornery Albert Hammond, Jr. solo.” If that didn’t already qualify as Hammond putting his personal stamp on the tune, last night’s solo gig in Newcastle probably did the trick; Hammond performed “One Way Trigger” live… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Watch Julian Casablancas’ Unfortunate SXSW Show At FADER Fort

Julian Casablancas and his new band the Voidz played two shows during SXSW. The first, Thursday night at Cedar Street Courtyard, was a short hit-less headlining performance that included five new songs. The venue’s muddy sound and a distinct lack of enthusiasm from Casablancas, one of the most iconic rock stars of the previous decade,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 16, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Strange Tidings” Video

Albert Hammond Jr. continues the streak of interesting visuals for songs off last year’s comeback EP. The video for “Strange Tidings” paints the Strokes guitarist as a guilty party, exchanging sideways glances with the camera as he travels through the streets of a blurred-out Paris. Watch the Laurent Briet-directed video below. More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2014 - 11:16 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This past weekend’s YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as “live music videos,” and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to kee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013 - 10:34 am

Albert Hammond Jr – “Carnal Cruise” Video

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s solo EP AHJ was a welcome surprise. The Strokes were always a band where it was hard to see past the frontman, but Hammond steps out nicely and the video for “Carnal Cruise” is another reminder. The video simply shows him singing to the camera while walking through colorful smoke,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 1, 2013 - 1:16 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The most gripping musical video spectacle of the week did not actually feature any music at all. It was Kanye West, thoughts clearly spinning out faster than his mouth could relay them, using the platform of Jimmy Kimmel Live to get some things off his chest: The closed ranks of the fashion world, the scourge… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 11, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “St. Justice” Video (NSFW)

Earlier this week, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. released his solo EP AHJ, and now he’s got a video for the rippling early single “St. Justice.” Director Laurent Briet’s elegant black-and-white clip tells the story of a relationship coming together and falling apart, as it follows Hammond spending time with a ladyfriend who is apparently… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play Letterman

Albert Hammond Jr.’s upcoming AHJ EP is out this Tuesday on Cult Records, the label run by Julian Casablancas. The entire EP is now available to stream. In anticipation of the EP’s release as well as an upcoming tour, Albert Hammond Jr. stopped by Letterman last night to play “St. Justice.” Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 5, 2013 - 3:50 am

Stream Albert Hammond Jr. AHJ EP

Five years and a stint in rehab separate Albert Hammond Jr. from his last solo release but the Strokes guitarist is back with a brand new EP. Hammond talked to Rolling Stone about going through the songwriting process while sober: “Weirdly enough, you’re more creative. I feel OK being myself. I feel comfortable to sit… More »

By: James Rettig / October 4, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “St. Justice”

Last week we heard “Rude Customer,” our first preview from Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s upcoming AHJ EP. Here’s a second, more understated selection: “St. Justice,” which premiered on Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 show Friday. Click to the archived show and scroll ahead to the 1:17.00 mark to hear the wistful mid-tempo track, or… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 30, 2013 - 12:06 pm
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