Albert Louis Hammond, Jr. (born April 9, 1980) is an American musician and member of the indie rock band The Strokes, in which he plays the guitar, and the keyboard. His father, Albert Hammond, whose career was primarily in the 1960s and 1970s, had great success on the singles charts as a songwriter and occasional singer. 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. 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.