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Hurray For The Riff Raff

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Thirteen Bedouine, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Waxahatchee 03:04
Living in the City Hurray For The Riff Raff 03:16
ROSEMARY TEARS Hurray For The Riff Raff 03:16
Little Black Star Hurray For The Riff Raff 03:08
PIERCED ARROWS Hurray For The Riff Raff 04:02
WOLVES Hurray For The Riff Raff 03:36
JUPITER'S DANCE Hurray For The Riff Raff 02:35
LIFE ON EARTH Hurray For The Riff Raff 05:46
nightqueen (feat. Ocean Vuong) Hurray For The Riff Raff, Ocean Vuong 03:38
LIFE ON EARTH Hurray For The Riff Raff, Preservation Hall Jazz Band 06:20

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The rootsy, Americana act
Hurray for the Riff Raff was less a solid band than it was a loose collective
always headed by the folk-minded, idiosyncratic singer/songwriter Alynda
Segarra. Born in New York, Segarra relocated to New Orleans in 2007 where she
first began to use the name Hurray for the Riff Raff, issuing the self-released
albums It Don’t Mean I Don’t Love You in 2008 and Young Blood Blues in
2010. She cherry-picked her favorite tracks from those albums for her debut on
the British indie label Loose Records, 2011’s Hurray for the Riff Raff. 2012’s
Look Out Mama, which continued to gain the group critical praise. They
played the celebrated Newport Folk Festival in 2013 and released My Dearest
Darkest Hour
, a covers album made for Kickstarter doners, that same year. Segarra
then signed with ATO Records and released 2014’s Small Town Heroes, an
album of folky, almost Woody Guthrie like tales of people struggling through
life and love. For 2017’s loosely autobiographical, Ziggy Stardust
inspired, The Navigator, Segarra wrote a song-cycle about a Puerto Rican
musician shaped by a New York City upbringing. The LP introduced more varied
instrumentation and musical styles than on any previous Hurray for the Riff
Raff album without ever denying her Dylan-esque roots.