by Bill Pearis

AHJ

Albert Hammond Jr is back with his third solo album, Momentary Masters, which will be out July 31 via Vagrant. Here's what the Strokes guitarist says about it:

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. 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.

The first single is "Born Slippy" which, somehow, is not an Underworld cover. (I'm not sure whether I'm relieved or disappointed that it's not.) You can stream it below.

Apart from an appearance at Spain's Primavera Sound Festival this month, AHJ will be laying low till the fall when he and his band will be touring, including NYC at Bowery Ballroom on September 21. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/15) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (5/13) at noon.

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Albert Hammond Jr. - 2015 Tour Dates
MAY 27 - PRIMAVERA SOUND - BARCELONA, SPAIN
SEP 9 - BRILLOBOX - PITTSBURGH, PA
SEP 10 - GROG SHOP - CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH
SEP 13 - THE BOTTLENECK - LAWRENCE, KS
SEP 15 - BOTTOM LOUNGE - CHICAGO, IL
SEP 16 - THE SHELTER - DETROIT, MI
SEP 17 - THE OPERA HOUSE - TORONTO, ON, CANADA
SEP 19 - LA SALA ROSSA - MONTREAL, QC, CANADA
SEP 20 - THE SINCLAIR - CAMBRIDGE, MA
SEP 21 - BOWERY BALLROOM - NEW YORK, NY
SEP 26 - LANDMARK MUSIC FESTIVAL - WASHINGTON, DC
SEP 27 - LANDMARK MUSIC FESTIVAL - WASHINGTON, DC
SEP 29 - THE EARL - ATLANTA, GA
SEP 30 - EXIT/IN - NASHVILLE, TN
OCT 2 - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL - AUSTIN, TX
OCT 2 - ONE EYED JACKS - NEW ORLEANS, LA
OCT 3 - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL - AUSTIN, TX
OCT 4 - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL - AUSTIN, TX
OCT 5 - HOUSE OF BLUES - BRONZE PEACOCK - HOUSTON, TX
OCT 6 - HOUSE OF BLUES - CAMBRIDGE ROOM - DALLAS, TX
OCT 7 - OPOLIS - NORMAN, OK
OCT 8 - JUANITA'S - LITTLE ROCK, AR
OCT 9 - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL - AUSTIN, TX
OCT 10 - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL - AUSTIN, TX
OCT 11 - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL - AUSTIN, TX
OCT 12 - CRESCENT BALLROOM - PHOENIX, AZ
OCT 13 - THE OBSERVATORY - SANTA ANA, CA
OCT 14 - TERAGRAM BALLROOM - LOS ANGELES, CA
OCT 15 - TERAGRAM BALLROOM - LOS ANGELES, CA
OCT 16 - THE INDEPENDENT - SAN FRANCISCO
OCT 25 - THE CROCODILE - SEATTLE, WA
OCT 26 - VENUE - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
OCT 27 - DOUG FIR LOUNGE - PORTLAND, OR
OCT 29 - URBAN LOUNGE - SALT LAKE CITY, UT
OCT 30 - BELLY UP ASPEN - ASPEN, CO
OCT 31 - LOST LAKE LOUNGE - DENVER, CO
NOV 2 - VAUDVILLE MEWS - DES MOINES, IA
NOV 3 - TURF CLUB - ST PAUL, MN
NOV 4 - HIGH NOON SALOON - MADISON, WI
NOV 6 - THE BASEMENT - COLUMBUS, OH
NOV 7 - FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH PHILADELPHIA - PHILADELPHIA, PA

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