Albert Louis Hammond, Jr. (born April 9, 1980) is an American musician and fashion designer. He plays guitar and keyboards for the indie rock band The Strokes. He is the son of singer-songwriter Albert Hammond (best known for his 1972 hit single "It Never Rains in Southern California"). Hammond, Jr. released his debut album Yours To Keep in 2006 and followed up with ¿Cómo Te Llama? in 2008 and his EP, AHJ in 2013. His third solo album, Momentary Masters, was released through Vagrant Records on July 31, 2015. The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Frank Black, Guided By Voices, John Lennon, Matthew Sweet and The Velvet Underground are often cited as his major influences.
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Yours to Keep, the debut solo album by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr, was released October 9, 2006 in the UK through Rough Trade Records and was released in North America on March 6, 2007 through New Line Records/Scratchie Records. The first single taken from it, "Everyone Gets a Star", was released as download only, and the first full single is "Back to the 101". The album also featured help from Sean Lennon, with whom Albert had attended school at Institut Le Rosey.
Momentary Masters is the third solo studio album by American musician Albert Hammond, Jr. released on July 31, 2015.