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Hurray For The Riff Raff

LIFE ON EARTH

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Formed from a punk snarl and a story-teller’s heart, Alynda Segarra’s latest as Hurray For The Riff Raff continues the cheer for outsiders & is ...
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The Navigator (love record stores 2021)

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Small Town Heroes (love record stores 2021)

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Look Out Mama (2020 reissue)

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Hurray For The Riff Raff began when Alynda Segarra left her native Bronx, New York at the age of 17 and started hopping freight trains across the USA to satisfy...
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Small Town Heroes

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urban crafted, woody guthrie-inspired, contemporary hobo-folk anthems that play fast & loose with genre tropes without losing the essence that makes them un...
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Small Town Heroes (Bargains Campaign)

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The Past Is Still Alive

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  1. Alibi
  2. Buffalo
  3. Hawkmoon
  4. Colossus of Roads
  5. Snake Plant (The Past Is Still Alive)
  6. Vetiver 
  7. Hourglass
  8. Dynamo
  9. The World Is Dangerous
  10. Ogallala
  11. Kiko Forever

Hurray For The Riff Raff

The Past Is Still Alive

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  • limited 140g orange lp

    Released: 23rd Feb 2024

    £28.99
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  • cd

    Released: 23rd Feb 2024

    £12.99
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'The Past Is Still Alive' brings the focus back inwards, with arrangements that are raw, melodies direct and indelible, and lyrics that are personal yet largely rooted in family and community.

There are love songs to real characters, locations and mythic figures like Sky Red Hawk (‘Buffalo’); the first trans woman Segarra ever met (‘Hawkmoon’); queerness and sacred spaces for outsiders and the vulnerable, in the aftermath of the Club Q shooting (‘Colossus of Roads’); leaving home behind and discovering oneself on the edge of the world (‘Snake Plant’); and short-lived romances and the wisdom gained through chaos (‘Vetiver’). Elsewhere, in the self-portraits painted on first single ‘Alibi’, ‘Ogallala’, and other album highlights, Segarra reflects on the land they have traveled, the hardships witnessed, and bravery gained while running away from everything and everyone they knew at age seventeen, hopping freight trains and hitchhiking across the country with a band of street urchins.