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Albert Hammond Jr Announces New Album; Shares New Song: “Muted Beatings”

posted by Oscar February 2, 2018

Albert Hammond Jr is releasing a new solo project this year! Also known for being a part of The Strokes, AHJ announced that he will be releasing his album Francis Trouble this year via Red Bull Records on March 9. Peep the covert art and tracklist below.

The news about the follow-up to 2015’s Momentary Masters also brought a new track called “Muted Beatings.”

According to the SoundCloud description:

“Albert Hammond Jr’s fourth solo album Francis Trouble explores a deeply personal topic – the stillborn death of his twin brother, Francis, and the lingering effects that event has had in his life and music.”

Hear “Muted Beatings” below. Continue Reading

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Albert Hammond Jr Announces 2018 Solo Tour

posted by Oscar January 30, 2018

Albert Hammond Jr is hittin the road this year! AHJ, also known for being part of The Strokes, will be performing solo sets this coming March and April, including Nashville, New York, Chicago, and Vancouver.

Hammond Jr will also be performing in Austin from March 14 thru 17 for SXSW. By the way, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that this year marks the 10th anniversary of his sophomore album, ¿Cómo Te Llama?, which makes us wonder if there’s anything special his live set will include to celebrate that.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 2nd. Check out the dates in the poster below. Continue Reading

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Beach Goth 2016 Lineup Announced, feat. The Growlers, Bon Iver, TLC, Gucci Mane

posted by Oscar July 13, 2016

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The lineup for the fifth annual Beach Goth festival. The 2016 edition of The Growlers’ fest will feature Bon Iver, James Blake, King Krule, Future Islands, Gucci Man, Violent Femmes, and TLC. The festival will take place on 10/23-24. Tickets go on sale on Friday (7/15) at 10AM PST.

Also on the bill along with The Growlers themselves are dope artists like Albert Hammond Jr., Wild Nothing, Devendra Banhart, Nicolas Jaar, Kali Uchis, Hinds, and more.

See the full lineup in the fest poster above. More details here.

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Video: Albert Hammond Jr. – “Caught By My Shadow” (Live on ‘The Late Late Show’)

posted by Oscar February 12, 2016

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. has continued doing solo shows in support of 2015 album Momentary Masters, which last night landed him on The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform “Caught By My Shadow.”

Much like he did at his Lolla set, AHJ performed the track with the guitar hanging behind him off his shoulder. Peep it above.

Momentary Masters is out now on Vagrant.

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Video: Albert Hammond Jr. – “Losing Touch” (Live on ‘The Tonight Show’)

posted by Oscar August 4, 2015

 

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Sunday evening we got to see Albert Hammond Jr. perform at Lollapalooza and during his set he hyped the crowd about his upcoming appearance on The Tonight Show the following Monday night.

The Strokes’ guitarist mentioned that as he was introducing his song “Losing Touch,” coincidentally the track that was then played on Jimmy Fallon’s show.

Check that performance by clicking on the image above.

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The Ten Best Performances of Lollapalooza 2015

posted by Oscar August 4, 2015

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Lollapalooza 2015 just finished off and once again it featured a number of great performances that make you wonder if maybe this was the best Lolla ever. Of course that last statement is debatable, but in the meantime we can zero in on what exactly made this such a great festival.

We saw over two dozen sets and we have narrowed down our list of some of our favorites of everything that went down July 31st-August 2nd at Chicago’s Grant Park. Continue Reading

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Album Stream: Albert Hammond Jr.’s – ‘Momentary Masters’

posted by Oscar July 24, 2015

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Albert Hammond Jr. will be delivering Momentary Masters on July 31st but today The Strokes’ guitarist has made the new album available for streaming in full a week ahead of the release.

The new album is the full-length followup of 2008 LP ¿Cómo Te Llama? and it’s his latest solo project since 2013’s AHJthis one released on fellow Stroke Julian Casblancas’ Cult Records. Momentary Masters was produced by longtime Strokes collaborator Gus Oberg.

You can still pre-order the LP; hear the new album below. Continue Reading

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Video: Albert Hammond Jr. – “Losing Touch”

posted by Oscar July 14, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. today returns with his latest video for his song “Losing Touch.” The visuals for the second single off AHJ’s forthcoming solo project Momentary Masters were directed by Laurent Briant, and in this clip we follow the guitarist’s forced arduous and elaborate escape from something that wants his soul.

Briant said of the video:

“Albert and I happened to be in close proximity to one another right at the time he needed new videos to promote his new album. Personally, I am always feeling that we’re all living on borrowed time and that every opportunity should be grabbed and made the most out of. With this in mind we took off to Morocco to explore this notion on a two day road trip extravaganza. ‘Losing Touch’ is the first part of what came out of this journey.”

See the video above. Momentary Masters Available July 31st, 2015 in the US/EU, July 29 in Japan.

Pre-Order and Get “Born Slippy” & “Losing Touch” instantly.

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MomentaryMasters
Webstore: http://smarturl.it/AHJStore

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Video: Albert Hammond Jr. – “Born Slippy”

posted by Oscar July 8, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. has released his video for the lead single off his forthcoming solo album, Momentary Masters. The track is a real delight, and the new visuals are quite beautiful as well. The new video comes to us via the Strokes’ lead singer’s wife, “Justyna Hammond Jr.” and it’s an awesome compilation of the coolest time lapse clips you’ll find.

Check it out above.

Momentary Masters is out 7/31 via Vagrant. Pre-Order the album and Get “Born Slippy” & “Losing Touch” instantly:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MomentaryMasters
Webstore: http://smarturl.it/AHJStore
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/MomentaryMastersAmz

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Video: Albert Hammond Jr. Performs “Losing Touch” for Oneway Studio Sessions

posted by Oscar June 24, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. welcomes us to his home studio to see him and his supporting band perform “Losing Touch.” The Strokes’s guitarist was participating in the Oneway Studio Sessions, for which he played a new track from forthcoming solo effort Momentary Masters.

Check out the sweet performance above.

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Albert Hammond Jr. – “Losing Touch”

posted by Oscar June 3, 2015

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The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is set to be releasing a new solo project later this year and today we get another offering Momentary Masters in “Losing Touch.” This new track was one we first heard when AHJ debuted it during his solo set at Primavera Sound, and it just gets better now with the studio version.

Check it out below. Continue Reading