"Yours To Keep" was recorded in New York at Electric Ladyland Studios, LoHo Studios, and Cabin In The City with Albert as guitarist and vocalist, Josh Lattanzi on bass and Matt Romano on drums. (Matt played drums for the Strokes when Fabrizio Moretti broke his hand, and he's their drum tech and stuff.) Other contributors to the record include: Julian Casablancas, Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne), Ben Kweller, Sean Lennon, Chris Feinstein, Mikki James, Sammy James Jr. (The Mooney Suzuki) and Ryan Gentles. The album was produced by Greg Lattimer (of New York's Thin Lizard Dawn) and it's just a side-project; Albert isn't leaving the band.
Now, on to the tour dates!
10/28/2006 08:00 PM - The Saint: Asbury Park, NJ
10/30/2006 08:00 PM - T.T. The Bear's Place: Cambridge, MA
11/01/2006 08:00 PM - The Khyber: Philadelphia, PA (with Dan Sartain)
11/03/2006 11:00 PM - Mercury Lounge: New York, NY (CMJ Showcase)
11/22/2006 08:00 PM - Academy 2: Birmingham, UK
11/24/2006 08:00 PM - The Cockpit: Leeds, UK
11/25/2006 08:00 PM - Academy 3: Manchester, UK
11/27/2006 08:00 PM - ABC 2: Glasgow, UK
11/28/2006 08:00 PM - Rescue Rooms: Nottingham, UK
11/29/2006 08:00 PM - Scala: London, UK
All UK dates have The Pierces listed as the supporting act. Catherine Pierce is Albert's girlfriend/fiancée :) She also contributed lyrics to the song [Back To The] 101 and Albert has said that it "would be cool [to work with Catherine more in the future]. I love her music very much and am always proud to hear it."
European dates will be announced soon.
source: Albert's MySpace and The Sun Online.