Among the swirling hyperbole and fan cries about Francis Trouble being “His best album yet”, there is a fascinating story at the root of the Strokes guitarist’s new solo release, and that’s the story of how he was originally going to be a twin. His sibling, Francis, wasn’t carried to term, but instead left Albert to find him, and eventually himself, through his ghost-brother’s “lost persona”. Francis, it seems, would have been more of a romantic, a deeper thinker, and a legendary lover; in other words, all of the things we imagine when we picture our better selves, yet because it wasn’t himself he was picturing, there is strange mix of longing and playfulness on this, his fourth solo release.
Far Away Truths
Set to Attack
Muted BeatingsAlbert Hammond Jr is currently out on his headline North America Tour, and just recently supported The Killers on a string of dates, including their Staples Center show, as well as a UK run with Franz Ferdinand. We are very excited to announce that Albert Hammond Jr will be joining us for Record Store Day to sign copies of his limited vinyl 10″ release, Etchings From Francis Trouble, a collection of b-sides from Francis Trouble, as well as the full length Francis Trouble.
We will be offering priority wristbands with pre-order of either the limited RSD title, Etchings From Francis Trouble, or with the full-length Francis Trouble on LP or CD. To pre-order either drop in or call us at 562.433.4996.