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    Hurray for the Riff Raff Releases "JUPITER’S DANCE" from Upcoming Nonesuch Debut, 'LIFE ON EARTH'

    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) has released “JUPITER'S DANCE,” a new song from their upcoming Nonesuch debut album, LIFE ON EARTH, due February 18, 2022. You can watch the video below and hear the song here. Hurray for the Riff Raff tours North America this spring, beginning March 19 in Atlanta and continuing through April 20 in Nashville, with stops in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, among others (full schedule below; Anjimile supports). International tour dates will be announced shortly. Life on Earth is available to preorder now here; preorders from the Nonesuch Store and the Hurray for the Riff Raff Store include a limited-edition signed print.

    Segarra says “Jupiter’s Dance” is: “A song in the shape of a guardian angel. Protection prayer for us all as we live in uncertain and violent times. Manifesting blessings into reality. Posing the question that perhaps the future could be joyous as well as terrifying?”

    The video for “Jupiter’s Dance,” directed by Segarra, is a collection of historical footage of the Bomba and Plena traditions in Puerto Rico, clips Segarra shot on a hand-held camcorder during lockdown, recording studio footage captured by Joshua Shoemaker, and visuals of outer space from NASA.

    Life on Earth is a departure for the Bronx-born, New Orleans-based Segarra. 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 her eighth full-length album, Segarra (they/she) 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).

    The first single from Life on Earth, “RHODODENDRON,” was released earlier this fall, along with a video directed by New Orleans-based artist Lucia Honey. That song has received critical praise, with the New York Times calling it “frisky and poetic” and praising Segarra’s “wonderfully Dylan-esque growl,” while NPR praises their “adventurous spirit” and noted that they are “one step ahead of the curve, as usual,” adding that they “modulate the Velvet [Underground’s] spirit for their own purposes.” Stereogum called “Rhododendron” “a chugging rocker with a serious sense of swagger to it.”

    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 2016’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).

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    Mar 31 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
    Apr 1 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
    Apr 2 Biltmore Vancouver, BC
    Apr 5 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
    Apr 6 Bluebird Denver, CO
    Apr 8 Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
    Apr 9 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
    Apr 10 Skully's Columbus, OH
    Apr 11 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON
    Apr 13 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
    Apr 15 Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY
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Hurray for the Riff Raff Releases "JUPITER’S DANCE" from Upcoming Nonesuch Debut, 'LIFE ON EARTH'

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Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) has released “JUPITER'S DANCE,” a new song from their upcoming Nonesuch debut album, LIFE ON EARTH, due February 18. Segarra says it's "a song in the shape of a guardian angel. Protection prayer for us all as we live in uncertain and violent times. Manifesting blessings into reality. Posing the question that perhaps the future could be joyous as well as terrifying?” The video, directed by Segarra, is a collection of historical footage of the Bomba and Plena traditions in Puerto Rico, clips Segarra shot on a hand-held camcorder during lockdown, recording studio footage captured by Joshua Shoemaker, and visuals of outer space from NASA. You can watch it here.

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Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) has released “JUPITER'S DANCE,” a new song from their upcoming Nonesuch debut album, LIFE ON EARTH, due February 18, 2022. You can watch the video below and hear the song here. Hurray for the Riff Raff tours North America this spring, beginning March 19 in Atlanta and continuing through April 20 in Nashville, with stops in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, among others (full schedule below; Anjimile supports). International tour dates will be announced shortly. Life on Earth is available to preorder now here; preorders from the Nonesuch Store and the Hurray for the Riff Raff Store include a limited-edition signed print.

Segarra says “Jupiter’s Dance” is: “A song in the shape of a guardian angel. Protection prayer for us all as we live in uncertain and violent times. Manifesting blessings into reality. Posing the question that perhaps the future could be joyous as well as terrifying?”

The video for “Jupiter’s Dance,” directed by Segarra, is a collection of historical footage of the Bomba and Plena traditions in Puerto Rico, clips Segarra shot on a hand-held camcorder during lockdown, recording studio footage captured by Joshua Shoemaker, and visuals of outer space from NASA.

Life on Earth is a departure for the Bronx-born, New Orleans-based Segarra. 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 her eighth full-length album, Segarra (they/she) 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).

The first single from Life on Earth, “RHODODENDRON,” was released earlier this fall, along with a video directed by New Orleans-based artist Lucia Honey. That song has received critical praise, with the New York Times calling it “frisky and poetic” and praising Segarra’s “wonderfully Dylan-esque growl,” while NPR praises their “adventurous spirit” and noted that they are “one step ahead of the curve, as usual,” adding that they “modulate the Velvet [Underground’s] spirit for their own purposes.” Stereogum called “Rhododendron” “a chugging rocker with a serious sense of swagger to it.”

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 2016’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).

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF ON TOUR

Mar 19 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Mar 22 Antone's Austin, TX
Mar 25 Lodge Room Los Angeles, CA
Mar 26 Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown, CA
Mar 29 Independent San Francisco, CA
Mar 31 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Apr 1 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Apr 2 Biltmore Vancouver, BC
Apr 5 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 6 Bluebird Denver, CO
Apr 8 Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
Apr 9 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
Apr 10 Skully's Columbus, OH
Apr 11 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON
Apr 13 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Apr 15 Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY
Apr 16 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Apr 17 Union Stage Washington, DC
Apr 18 Motorco Raleigh, NC
Apr 20 Basement East Nashville, TN
     
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