Tag Archives: albert hammond jr

The Return of the Owl and Bear Podcast

David Bowie by Jimmy King
David Bowie by Jimmy King

Okay, we admit it, we’ve been slacking. It’s been a while since we gave you aural pleasure in the form of the town-famous Owl and Bear Podcast. Continue reading…

Download: Owl and Bear’s Honorable Mention of 2008

Owl and Bear’s list of albums that almost made the cut in 2008.

Continue reading

Albert Hammond Jr. – ¿Cómo Te Llama? (Review)

When the extended vacation taken by his regular band left him feeling restless, Strokes rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond decided to go solo. His debut, last year’s Yours To Keep, was a refreshing and superb collection of breezy, idyllic pop, free of all the self-consciousness that had plagued the Strokes’ last two albums.

Hammond has never seemed bothered that the spotlight usually fixes on bandmate Julian Casablancas, and his decision to become a solo artist has never felt like an attention grab. The songs on Yours To Keep were casual and unpretentious, as if written by accident — the Strokes re-imagined as West Coast beach bums instead of East Coast bohemians. Little more than a year has passed since that record was released, but Hammond is already back with ¿Cómo Te Llama?, an album that attempts to increase the depth of emotion without losing the laid-back vibe. Continue reading