Albert Hammond Jr. hasn’t put out a solo record out in five years. Playing guitar for the Strokes isn’t an excuse either, because they only write, release, and tour when festival season comes around. So where has Albert been?
The AHJ EP is a concise, playful, four song set that gels a bit more than 2008’s perplexing Como Te Llama, and infects you like the first time you heard “Reptillia”. It’s mood music for your vampire weekend, without the bros and upturned collars. A brief yet telling glimpse into the mind of a talented songwriter.
Put this on, stay up late, and do bad things. Just make sure you’re up for work on Monday.