Albert Hammond Jr. Announces New Album + Shares “Born Slippy”

Albert Hammond Jr. Momentary Masters

Albert Hammond Jr. announced his third solo album Momentary Masters, the first in five years. Out on July 31st (Vagrant/BMG), it follows up 2006’s Yours To Keep and 2008’s ยฟCรณmo Te Llama?ย Since his last album, Hammond got married and moved to upstate New York. Momentary Mastersย seems to reflect this change of pace and new stage in his life but doesn’t let up on the creativity we’re used to from the The Strokes guitarist.

“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. explains. “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.”

You can hear the first single “Born Slippy” on Soundcloud now:

Tracklist
1. Born Slippy
2. Power Hungry
3. Caught By My Shadow
4. Coming To Getcha
5. Losing Touch
6. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
7. Razors Edge
8. Touche’
9. Drunched In Crumbs
10. Side Boob

Tour Dates
May 27 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
September 09 Pittsburgh, PA @Brillobox
September 10 Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
September 12 St. Louis, MO @ Loufest
September 13 Lawrence, KS @The Bottleneck
September 15 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
September 16 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
September 17 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
September 19 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
September 20 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
September 21 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
September 26-27 Washington DC @ Landmark Festival
September 29 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl Restaurant & Lounge
September 30 Nashville, TN @ Exit In
October 02 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
October 02-04 Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
October 05 Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock
October 06 Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room
October 07 Norman, OK @ Opolis
October 08 Little Rock, AK @ Juantias
October 9-11 Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
October 12 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
October 13 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory – Constellation Room
October 14 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
October 16 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
October 25 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
October 26 Vancouver, BC @ Venue
October 27 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
October 29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
October 30 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
October 31 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
November 02 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
November 03 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
November 04 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
November 06 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
November 07 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church