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Feb 12, 2016

Albert Hammond Jr. Performs "Caught By My Shadow" on James Corden

Albert Hammond Jr. and his band brought “Caught By My Shadow” to The Late Late Show with James Corden last night. Check out his performance of the stellar Momentary Masters track below!



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Dec 16, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Session on KEXP

Albert Hammond Jr. and his band recorded a live studio session with KEXP back in October. Now, their full performance is available for viewing! Jump below to watch the set which features a mix of new and old AHJ classics.



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Nov 20, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Plays Kimmel, Features In Act Like A Musician Series

Last night, Albert Hammond Jr. and his band performed two selections from Momentary Masters on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Check out videos of “Born Slippy” and “Razors Edge” below.





Albert recently filmed an episode of Act Like A Musician for AOL. The new webseries showcases a conversation and a musical collaboration between musicians and actors. In the first episode, Albert and long-time friend Danny Masterson discuss their friendship and careers before performing Albert’s Yours to Keep track “Blue Skies”. Watch the episode HERE.

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Nov 11, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Premieres Next Oneway Studio Session

The next Albert Hammond Jr. Oneway Studio Session has premiered over on Shortlist Magazine! This latest performance features “Caught By My Shadow” off Hammond Jr’s album, Momentary Masters. Jump below or head HERE to check it out. And, make sure to re-visit the first session featuring ”Losing Touch.”



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Oct 08, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Records Consequence of Sound Treehouse Session

Last month, Albert Hammond Jr. stopped by Chicago’s Treehouse Studios to record a quick session for Consequence of Sound. Check out his performances of “Caught By My Shadow” and “Razor’s Edge” from his latest album, Momentary Masters.





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Sep 15, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Featured On The FADER’s Everything You Need To Know

Albert Hammond Jr. is the latest musician to jump in the hot seat for The FADER’s Everything You Need To Know series! In the segment, Albert dishes about his wife, his dad’s mobster accent, and how rocking suit changed his life as a young adult in New York City. Click HERE or jump below to catch the interview.

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Sep 14, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Releases New Video For “Caught By My Shadow”

Today, Albert Hammond Jr. debuted the official video for “Caught By My Shadow” (dir. Laurent Briet) exclusively at Mirror Cube. “Caught By My Shadow” is the second installment of Hammond Jr.’s latest music video series and the sequel to the recently released ”Losing Touch" video.



“Caught By My Shadow” appears on Momentary Masters which is in stores now.

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Sep 09, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr.'s Momentary Masters Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Albert Hammond Jr.’s US tour in support of his new album, Momentary Masters, begins tonight in Pittsburgh! Click HERE for a full list of tour dates and ticket links.

Additionally, Hammond Jr. has partnered up with Tunespeak to give away a pair of tickets to each date on the tour (festivals not included)! Click HERE to enter to win. One grand prize winner will also receive an exclusive merch bundle.

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Aug 04, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Performs "Losing Touch" On The Tonight Show

Albert Hammond Jr. was the musical guest on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! Check out Hammond Jr.’s performance of “Losing Touch” (in an incredible suit we might add), HERE or below.



Behind the scenes, Hammond Jr. sat down with the Fallon Tonight crew and discussed his creative and writing process for “Losing Touch.”



“Losing Touch” appears on Momentary Masters which is available now – iTunes | Amazon | Vagrant Store | Spotify

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Jul 31, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr.’s Third Solo Album Momentary Masters Available Now

Albert Hammond Jr.’s first solo record in five years, Momentary Masters, is available today! Momentary Masters serves as a follow up to 2006's Yours To Keep and 2008's ¿Cómo Te Llama?

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Recorded in Hammond Jr.'s home in upstate New York in a converted barn he calls One Way Studios, Albert created Momentary Masters alongside guitarist Hammarsing Kharhmar (Mon Khmer), guitarist Mikey Hart (Bleachers), bassist Jordan Brooks, and drummer Jeremy Gustin (Delicate Steve, Marc Ribot).

Momentary Masters is a record that reflects on missed opportunities, choices made, wasted time, and paths not chosen. He calls it "a love letter to my past self." The music might be largely buoyant-spry, breezy guitar lines locking together and dancing apart - but melancholy frequently seeps into even the sunniest of toplines. It's a record of acceptance, too. Tucked in the songs is an exploration of the reconciliation of two halves: the best self that you present to others, and the self that slips through and lies exposed when your guard drops.

Hammond Jr. will embark on a worldwide tour in support of Momentary Masters this fall. Click HERE for a full list of tour dates.

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Jul 30, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Chats With Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Andy Greenwald at Grantland

This morning, Albert Hammond Jr. stopped by Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show this morning to talk about his new album, Momentary Masters, which is out tomorrow. If you missed it live, click HERE to stream their conversation.

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Hammond Jr. was also the guest on the latest episode of Grantland’s The Andy Greenwald podcast. Andy and Albert sit down to talk The Strokes, Albert’s new album and more. Head HERE to listen to the podcast or jump down to watch the full interview.

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Jul 24, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr.’s Momentary Masters Now Streaming at Pitchfork

We’re one week away from the release of Albert Hammond Jr.’s highly anticipated album, Momentary Masters, but today you can stream the record in its entirety over at Pitchfork.

Momentary Masters is Hammond Jr.’s third solo album, a record which he explains “feels like a brand new chapter” in his musical career. Head HERE to hear the album now and to watch the official videos for “Born Slippy” and “Losing Touch” if you missed them.

There’s still time to pre-order! Grab the album on iTunes or the Vagrant webstore.

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Jul 17, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Premieres “Side Boob” On Stereogum

Albert Hammond Jr.’s third single off his upcoming album, Momentary Masters, has premiered today via Stereogum! Head HERE to stream the track and to check out an awesome interview with Hammond Jr. at the American Museum of Natural History.



Momentary Masters is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. Pre-order the physical album from the Vagrant webstore and get a signed print!

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Jul 14, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Shares New Video For "Losing Touch"

Albert Hammond Jr.’s official video for his latest single, “Losing Touch,” is here! Director Laurent Briet (The Strokes' "Taken For a Fool") says this about 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.”



“Losing Touch” appears on Momentary Masters which will release on July 31. Preorder the digital album on iTunes now and get “Born Slippy” and “Losing Touch”, or snag the physical record through the Vagrant webstore.

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Jul 08, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Debuts New Video for "Born Slippy"

Albert Hammond Jr. just premiered the official video for "Born Slippy"! Catch the Justyna Hammond Jr. directed video at Clash or watch it below.



"Born Slippy" appears on Momentary Masters which drops on 7/31 via Vagrant. Albert will embark on a massive world tour this fall in support of the record. Click HERE for all upcoming dates and ticket links.

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Jun 25, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Shares "Losing Touch" Live Session

Albert Hammond Jr. has just shared a live performance video of his new single, “Losing Touch.” The Oneway Studio Session video was recorded at his home-studio in upstate New York and debuted this morning in an exclusive interview with Noisey. Check out the clip below or click HERE for the full article.

This morning, it was also announced that Albert Hammond Jr. will be performing at day three of this year’s Lollapalooza music festival on August 2nd at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. Albert Hammond Jr.’s tour kicks off in Pittsburgh, PA on September 9th and wraps in Philadelphia, PA on November 7th. The tour also includes two dates in Tokyo, Japan (October 21/22). Click HERE for all upcoming dates and ticket links.

Momentary Masters is out 7/31 via Vagrant and is described by Hammond Jr. as “a record about finding a new curiosity in life as a result of the loss of innocence that knowledge and time create.” Pre-order Momentary Masters on iTunes and get “Born Slippy” & “Losing Touch” now.

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Jun 03, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. premieres New Track “Losing Touch”

Albert Hammond Jr. has just premiered a new track entitled “Losing Touch” via Soundcloud. You can listen to the track below or by clicking HERE. “Losing Touch” is taken from Albert’s forthcoming record Momentary Masters, which will be released 7/31 via Vagrant Records. Pre-order now on iTunes, Amazon, or the Vagrant Webstore and receive the tracks “Born Slippy” and “Losing Touch” instantly.

Albert also recently announced a massive Fall headline tour. A full list of his tour dates can be found HERE.

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May 12, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr. Announces Third Album Momentary Masters, New Song “Born Slippy” Premieres Today

We are very excited to welcome Albert Hammond Jr. to the Vagrant family! Albert will be releasing his third solo album, and first in five years, entitled Momentary Masters on July 31st. You can listen to the first track “Born Slippy” below or by clicking HERE . Preorder now on iTunes, Amazon or the Vagrant Webstore and get “Born Slippy” instantly.

Recorded in Hammond Jr.'s home in upstate New York in a converted barn he calls One Way Studios, the album's name derives from a phrase in astronomer Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space - a notion that underscores the truism that every triumph is fleeting.

"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." And Albert has done just that. In a recent interview Paper Mag , Hammond Jr. discusses his new domesticity and it's influence on his third record. "He's cleaned up, gotten hitched, and moved from the city to upstate New York, but hasn't lost the ability to create soaring rock riffs and catchy hooks."

Along with the new album, Albert announced he will be touring North America from September until the beginning of November. Click HERE for a full list of dates and to purchase tickets.