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Hurray For The Riff Raff Releases New Album “Life On Earth” Out Now via Nonesuch Records

February 21, 2022

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Releases New Album “Life On Earth” Out Now via NONESUCH Records

North American tour begins March 19; UK dates announced for summer 2022

Nonesuch Records releases LIFE ON EARTH, the label debut from Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra), on February 18th- out now!

https://store.nonesuch.com/artists/hurray-for-the-riff-raff.html

Hurray for the Riff Raff tours North America this spring, beginning in March.  Summer dates in Europe begin May 20 with Madrid’s Tomavistas Festival and continue through September 20 in Berlin, with stops in Dublin, London, Paris, and Amsterdam, among others, along the way.

Life on Earth is a departure for the New Orleans-based Segarra (they/she).  Its eleven new “nature punk” tracks on the theme of survival are music for a world in flux – songs about thriving, not just surviving, while disaster is happening.  For their eighth full-length album, Segarra drew inspiration from The Clash, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Bad Bunny, and the author of Emergent Strategy, adrienne maree brown.  Recorded during the pandemic, Life on Earth was produced by Brad Cook (Waxahatchee, Bon Iver, Kevin Morby).

Life on Earth has received critical praise already, appearing on most anticipated records of 2022 lists by NPRPitchfork, the GuardianStereogum, the ObserverVulture, the Wall Street JournalPaste, the Evening Standard, and the Irish Times, among others.  The Guardian says, ‘What’s most impressive about Life on Earth is the way Segarra metabolises bleak and disturbing subjects into songs that brim with hope, beauty and cheer’, while the Observer says, ‘Hurray for the Riff Raff promises a manual for Life on Earth, a ‘nature punk’ album for tough times’, and NPR’s Ann Powers says, ‘If you need some music to take you forward in this strange winter, I think Life on Earth is gonna do it for you.’  Mojo, in its four-star review, calls it ‘a remarkably delicate, tender record full of gentle empathy, of lines that ring with the truth of shared experience. Hurray for The Riff Raff might not be able to save the world, but Life on Earth is a compassionate, humane record at a time when it can only be a gift.’

Alynda Segarra was born and raised in the Bronx, which they left at age seventeen, running away from everything and everyone they knew, hopping freight trains or hitchhiking across the country in the company of a band of street urchins.  Segarra moved to New Orleans in 2007 and formed two bands: Dead Man’s Street Orchestra and Hurray for the Riff Raff.  In 2015, Segarra decamped to Nashville, then to New York, to make 2017’s critically praised The Navigator, an ambitious and fully realized concept album that was her quest to reclaim her Puerto Rican identity.  Segarra’s previous records as Hurray for the Riff Raff are Crossing the Rubicon (EP, 2007), It Don’t Mean I Don’t Love You (2008), Young Blood Blues (2010), Hurray for the Riff Raff (2011), Look Out Mama (2012), My Dearest Darkest Neighbor (2013), and Small Town Heroes (2014).

LIFE ON EARTH:

1. WOLVES

2. PIERCED ARROWS

3. POINTED AT THE SUN

4. RHODODENDRON

5. JUPITER’S DANCE

6. LIFE ON EARTH

7. nightqueen

8. PRECIOUS CARGO

9. ROSEMARY TEARS

10. SAGA

11. KiN

TOUR DATES:

Friday, May 20 Madrid, Spain Tomavistas Festival

Saturday, July 16 Aberdeen, UK Lemon Tree

Sunday, July 17 Stirling, UK Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival

Tuesday, July19 Newcastle, UK The Cluny

Wednesday, July 20 Barrow in Furness, UK Barrow Library

Thursday, July 21 Hebden Bridge, UK Trades Club

Friday, July 22 Oxford, UK The Bullingdon

Tuesday, July 26 Lucerne, Switzerland Blue Balls Festival

Wednesday, July 27 Portsmouth, UK The Wedgewood Rooms

Thursday, July 28 Exeter, UK Phoenix

Wednesday, August 31 Dublin, Ireland Whelan’s

Friday, September 2 Glasgow, UK St Luke’s

Saturday, September 3 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club

Sunday, September 4 Salisbury, UK End of the Road Festival

Monday, September 5 Cardiff, UK Clwb Ifor Bach

Wednesday, September 7 Manchester, UK YES

Thursday, September 8 Birmingham, UK Hare & Hounds

Friday, September 9 London, UK Lafayette

Saturday, September 10 Brighton, UK CHALK

Monday, September 12 Paris, France Point Éphémère

Wednesday, September 14 Zurich, Switzerland Bogen F

Friday, September 16 Brussels, Belgium Botanique

Saturday, September 17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Tolhuistuin

Monday, September 19 Cologne, Germany Jaki

Tuesday, September 20 Berlin, Germany Hole⁴⁴

http://www.hurrayfortheriffraff.com/

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