Albert Hammond Jr. Announces New Album & Tour

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. has announced the forthcoming release of his third solo album, entitled Momentary Masters. The new LP will be his first on the Vagrant record label and is due out on July 31. In support of the record, Hammond, Jr. will set out on a tour of North America later this year.

“I feel like the best songs I’ve written, as soon as I was done, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I did it!’ But in that split second that it comes, that feeling goes,” Hammond Jr. said about the album. “It’s the same thing when you find complete happiness, you find this complete low. I feel like that’s what being creative is: It’s you bouncing with emotion and what you capture in those bounces. Accept where you are and use it.” 

Hammond, Jr.’s first solo album in five years was recorded at his home recording facility in upstate New York, a converted barn dubbed One Way Studios. The first single and lead track from Momentary Masters -“Born Slippy” -was released, which you can stream below.

Momentary Masters Tracklist 
1. Born Slippy
2. Power Hungry
3. Caught By My Shadow
4. Coming to Getcha
5. Losing Touch
6. Don’t Think Twice
7. Razors Edge
8. Touché
9. Drunched In Crumbs
10. Side Boob

Albert Hammond, Jr. Tour Dates

5/27 -Barcelona, Spain @Primavera Sound
9/9 -Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
9/10 -Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
9/12 -St Louis, MO @ LouFest
9/13 -Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck 
9/16 -Detroit, MI @ Shelter 
9/17 -Toronto, Canada @ The Opera House 
9/19 -Montreal, Canada @ La Sala Rosa 
9/20 -Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 
9/21 -New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 
9/26 -Washington, DC @ Landmark Music Festival 2015 
9/27 -Washington, DC @ Landmark Music Festival 2015 
9/29 -Atlanta, GA @ The Earl Restaurant & Lounge 
9/30 -Nashville, TN @ Exit In 
10/2 -Austin, TX @ ACL 2015 
10/2 -New Orleans, LA @ ONE EYED JACKS 
10/3 -Austin, TX @ ACL 2015 
10/4 -Austin, TX @ ACL 2015 
10/5 -Houston, TX @ House of Blues -Bronze Peacock 
10/6 -Dallas, TX @ House of Blues -Cambridge Room 
10/7 -Norman, OK @ Opolis 
10/8 -Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Catina 
10/9 -Austin, TX @ ACL 2015 
10/10 -Austin, TX @ ACL 2015
10/11 -Austin, TX @ ACL 2015 
10/12 -Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/13 -Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory -Constellation Room
10/14 -Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
10/16 -San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 
10/25 -Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile 
10/26 -Vancouver, Canada @ Venue 
10/27 -Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 
10/29 -Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge 
10/30 -Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen 
10/31 -Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/2 -Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/3 -St Paul, MN @ Turf Club 
11/4 -Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon 
11/6 -Columbus, OH @ The Basement 
11/7 -Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church