Thursday, February 22, 2007

Solo Stroke?: Albert Hammond Jr.

Have no fear, the Strokes are still intact, but while you're waiting for their next album, try Albert Hammond Jr.'s solo album, Yours To Keep, scheduled to be released March 6th.

While you can pick out hints here and there of Strokes influence, Hammond's album loses a little of the heavier, faster overtones and adds some more melodious tinges, making the whole affair a little more poppier feeling. Musicians helping him out with guest appearances include Ben Kweller, Sean Lennon, and Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas.


Albert Hammond Jr. - In Transit : Yours To Keep

Albert Hammond Jr. - Everyone Gets A Star : Yours To Keep

The Strokes - Walk on the Wild Side (live Lou Reed cover) : Live (original Lou Reed version on Transformer)



Visit his label New Line Records and become his friend on MySpace.


Check him out on tour next month:

March
2 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe #
3 - Portland, OR - Roseland Grill #
5 - Solana Beach, CA - Crocodile Cafe #
6 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre #
8 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene #
10 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre #
13 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room #
14 - Houston, TX - Meridian #
15 - Austin, TX - SXSW - New Line Showcase
17 - Atlanta, GA - Roxy Theatre #
18 - Nashville, TN - Exit Inn #
23 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre ^
24 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theatre ^
25 - Toronto, ONT - Koolhaus ^
27 - Montreal, QUE - Metropolis ^
28 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre ^
30 - New York, NY - United Palace Theatre ^
31 - New York, NY - United Palace Theatre ^

# Headlining w/ The Mooney Suzuki as support
^ Supporting Bloc Party

1 comment:

Amorina said...

Well said.