AHJ, the latest from Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr., will be released October 8 via Julian Casablancas Cult Records. AHJ follows Hammonds previous solo efforts, 2006s Yours to Keep, which NME called an intimate, frequently beautiful and consistently surprising record that gets better with every listen, and 2008s Como Te Llama?. Of the new EPs relationship with his earlier releases, Hammond said, Its a combination of both preview recordings, which in turn makes it feel like its the best material that Ive made so far. The EP was produced, engineered and mixed by Grammy-winning producer Gus Oberg and recorded at Hammonds two studios, Broome Street in Manhattan and One Way Studios in upstate New York. Hammond played all of the instruments on the EP himself, excluding drums. Of his inspirations for AHJ, Hammond said Once you play music for a living, youre always thinking about stuff. Conversations with friends and things you hear in movies " things come up and become lyrics. Hearing other peoples songs becomes like competition " you hear something and mentally you want to beat it. Life in general is pretty inspiring. Cult Records is helmed by Julian Casablancas. In addition to Albert Hammond, Jr., forthcoming releases include C O L O R, Exclamation Pony, Rey Pila, Reputante and more.