¿Cómo Te Llama?

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¿Cómo Te Llama?
Albert Hammond, Jr. - ¿Cómo Te Llama?.jpg
Studio album by Albert Hammond Jr.
Released Digital: June 17, 2008
Recorded October 2007 in Electric Lady Studios
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival, garage rock, baroque pop, folk rock, folk pop
Length 46:30
Label Black Seal (US)
Rough Trade (UK)
Producer Albert Hammond Jr.
Albert Hammond Jr. chronology
Yours to Keep
(2006)Yours to Keep2006
Como Te Llama
(2008)
AHJ (EP)
(2013)AHJ (EP)2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (83%) link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
NME (8/10) link
Pitchfork Media (6.7/10) link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
Spin 3.5/5 stars link
Uncut 3/5 stars link

¿Cómo Te Llama? is the title of the second album of Albert Hammond Jr. The album has 13 tracks and was released on July 7, 2008 in the UK and on July 8, 2008 in the US. "GfC" is the first single from the album, and it premiered on iLike on May 22, 2008.

On 27 May 2008, Hammond released "GfC" on iTunes in the US. The song had already been played extensively live on his 2007 tour, along with "In My Room". A non-album B-side "& So it Goes" was released along with the single.

The title ¿Cómo Te Llama? is Spanish for How does [he/she/it] call you? or, more loosely, "What is your name?". The fact that the title is in Spanish may be a reference of Hammond's mother nationality (she comes from Argentina)

Production[edit]

On August 29, 2007, Albert Hammond Jr. announced on his MySpace blog he was recording his second album.[citation needed] He recorded for five weeks in Electric Lady Studios in New York City with his band of Josh Lattanzi on bass (of Ben Kweller and The Lemonheads), and Matt Romano (The Strokes' drum technician) on drums. Marc Philippe Eskanazi (guitar, Medium Cool, The Mooney Suzuki), who toured with Hammond, played on the album according to an interview with Pitchfork Media. Steve Schlitz, from the band Longwave also plays on the album and Sean Lennon plays the piano on the song, "Spooky Couch".[1] The album is produced by Hammond himself along with engineer Gus Oberg and drummer Matt Romano. String personnel are Earl Maneein (of Resolution15), Matt Szemela, Jon Weber and Jessie Reagen.[2]

Track listing[edit]

[3]

No. Title Length
1. "Bargain of a Century" 3:10
2. "In My Room" 3:18
3. "Lisa" 3:46
4. "GfC" 3:09
5. "The Boss Americana" 2:57
6. "Rocket" 3:35
7. "Victory at Monterey" 3:58
8. "You Won't Be Fooled By This" 3:01
9. "Spooky Couch" 7:18
10. "Borrowed Time" 3:11
11. "G Up" 2:40
12. "Miss Myrtle" 3:06
13. "Feed Me Jack Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Peter Sellers" 2.52

Special Edition with Live DVD[edit]

  1. In My Room (Live)
  2. Everyone Gets A Star (Live)
  3. Bright Young Thing (LIve)
  4. Call An Ambulance (Live)
  5. In Transit (Live)
  6. Holiday (Live)
  7. Blue Skies (Live)
  8. 101 (Live)
  9. Scared (Live)
  10. Hard To Live In The City (Live)
  11. Outro (Live)

recorded @ Bowery Ballroom || running time: 36 minutes

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
French Albums Chart 168
UK Albums Chart 183
US Billboard 200 145
US Billboard Top Heatseekers 5
US Billboard Independent Albums 20

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