Albert Buys A House... Whoopdeedoo

Jul 08
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Albert Buys A House... Whoopdeedoo

Posted by ElishaLovesStrokes on

Not that it really fuckin matters but I was surfing around NME and found this article, thought it might interest some you but I would be really interested in some fucking news about the next album....

[b][size=150]Strokes man buys country house[/b][/size]

[b]Albert Hammond Jr explains why he brought a very big house in the country[/b]

The Strokes' Albert Hammond, Jr. has seemingly taken inspiration from Blur's 1995 single 'Country House' and has bought a very big house in the country.

The guitarist recently showed the New York Post around his new 10-acre 19th Century-style farmhouse in the Catskills, 90 miles north west of his native Manhattan.

Hammond Jr said that a recent car purchase had inspired his new acquisition.

"It all started because I bought a Range Rover," he explained. "I never thought I'd buy a place in the country, and everybody I know said I was crazy. But this is exactly what I need to slow things down; to feed my creativity and my soul."

[url]http://www.nme.com/news/the-strokes/45800[/url]

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must be getting death threats if he decied to live out in california put me in europe in time.... aye :twisted:

This is what happens when there are no updates on anything relevent for several thousand years. The shit starts becoming news.

I hope he takes Nigel there.

Oh yeah I saw this on ripcord news. Man, I want his old apartment in NYC. It's really nice.

great stuff, we know nothing about the music, but alberts house manages to get into the media. WE NEED AN UPDATE

and then this from clash music which says they won't start recording until [i]late 2009[/i] WTF!!!!

[b]The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr has bought an enormous new country house.[/b]

The Strokes are without doubt one of the most influential rock acts of the decade. The band's debut album 'Is This It?' sparked a wholesale shift in guitar music, throwing bands back into the charts.

Embodying the filthy glamour of New York, the band's mixture of skinny ties and skinny riffs inspired a thousand groups, many of whom in turn went on to enjoy vast success. Sure, The Strokes may have thus far failed to live up to the glistening promise of their debut but the group remain the ultimate party band.

That is, when they release new material. The group last released a studio album with 2005's 'First Impressions Of Earth', announcing a break soon after. Since then, various members have embarked on solo projects, but fan's demand for new material has grown.

Albert Hammond Jr released a solo album himself last year. The guitarist is of course the offspring of a famed songwriter, with Hammond Sr recently revealing that he would love to collaborate with his son.

The Strokes were due to begin rehearsing new material earlier this year, with recording sessions due to begin late in 2009. Until then, however, Albert Hammond Jr will have an enormous new house to kick about in.

The guitarist recently bought a ten acre 10th century farmhouse in the Catskills, an area 90 miles north west of Manhattan.

Showing off his new acquisition to the New York Post. "It all started because I bought a Range Rover," he explained.

"I never thought I'd buy a place in the country, and everybody I know said I was crazy. But this is exactly what I need to slow things down; to feed my creativity and my soul."

The architect who designed the home claimed that Hammond would have heard about the property from friends. "It's been word of mouth, viral," the architect told the New York Post.

"People who want self-exile, who want the anti-destination second home, get why this is great value."

[url]http://www.clashmusic.com/news/the-strokes-guitarist-buys-house[/url]