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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) shares the video for “Hawkmoon,” from their 2024 album, The Past Is Still Alive. A rebellious road song and stirring remembrance of the first trans woman they ever met—a poet, punk, and fellow traveler named Miss Jonathan—the track arrives with a thrilling heist film of a music video, directed by Jeff Perlman, and shot along the desolate highways and dusty deserts of a small New Mexican town called Tucumcari. On the run after a string of bank robberies across the southwest, Segarra stars alongside writer, actor, and musician Denny (FX’s Pose, Apple TV+’s City on Fire), and together they queer the timeless cool of American outlaws and iconography. They cruise in a classic car, rip shots from the bottle, duck in and out of diners, roll in cash on a motel bed, and bask in the glow of neon signs shining through the night, while channeling inspirations like James Dean and River Phoenix. As “Hawkmoon” reaches its cathartic, rocking climax, the story ends in a poignant piece of spoken word: “Follow me to a place where everyone we love is still alive.”


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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) shares the video for “Colossus of Roads,” from their 2024 album, The Past Is Still Alive. On the track, written in one tearful sitting during the aftermath of the Club Q shooting, they share a love song for the queer, the vulnerable and the dispossessed. As Segarra calls to idols like poet Eileen Myles and boxcar artist buZ blurr, the song offers a tribute to outsider culture, and the collective fight to survive and thrive despite violence. “I’ve only had this experience a couple of times, where a song falls on me—it’s all there, and I don’t do anything,” Segarra says. “Writing ‘Colossus of Roads’ felt like creating a space where all us outsiders can be safe together. That doesn’t exist, but it exists in our minds, and it exists in this song—this one is sacred to me.” Video directed and edited by Jeff Perlman.


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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) shares a lyric video for “Snake Plant (The Past Is Still Alive),” from their 2024 album, The Past Is Still Alive. A memory box presented in the form of a sweeping song, Alynda Segarra revisits formative moments and childhood trips with family, as well as the community, grief, and passion they discovered when they decided to leave it all behind and never stop running. Peeing in the bushes while they wait to hop a freight train, lighting campfires on superfund sites, making moonlit love on an island of trash, shoplifting for food, and playing music with a barrel of freaks – their itinerant adventures serve as a reminder that there are always other ways to live, underlined by an urgent demand: “TEST YOUR DRUGS, REMEMBER NARCAN. There’s a war on the people, what don’t you understand?” Video directed and edited by Jeff Perlman.


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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) shares the music video for “Alibi,” from their 2024 album, The Past Is Still Alive. “The Past Is Still Alive is an album grappling with time, memory, love and loss, recorded in Durham, NC, a month after losing my father,” Segarra says. “‘Alibi’ is a plea, a last ditch effort to get through to someone you already know you’re gonna lose. It’s a song to myself, to my Father, almost fooling myself because I know what’s done is done. But it feels good to beg. A reckoning with time and memory. The song is exhausted with loving someone so much it hurts. Addiction separates us. With memories of the Lower East Side in the early 2000s of my childhood, mixed with imagery of the endless West that calls to artists and wanderers.” The video is directed, produced, and edited by Eric Stafford, with creative direction by Segarra, and additional footage by Kat Sotelo.


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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) shares a video for “Resistance Rockers,” a bonus track from the deluxe digital edition of their 2022 Nonesuch debut, LIFE ON EARTH. “‘Resistance Rockers’ is written for the kid in me who discovered live music at age fourteen and had my life saved by it,” says Segarra. “The video created by Kelly Gallagher features blink-and-you’ll-miss-it footage of little Alynda dancing in a mosh pit in Tompkins Square Park circa 2000. I wouldn’t have survived my teen years without that energy and inspiration. That’s a feeling shared by many, so I hope the song speaks to your same open-eyed younger self.”


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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) shares a live video for “Rosemary Tears,” from their 2022 Nonesuch debut, LIFE ON EARTH. Segarra describes the track as: “A reflection on my experience with time and its passing. The realization that I cannot go back and fix what has been broken. Experiencing memory and time as something that loops on forever beside me, always feeling like the past is not far behind and that it is possible to jump back in. Mourning.” The video was filmed live in concert at Point Éphémère in Paris in September 2022.


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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) shares a video for the title track from their 2022 Nonesuch debut, LIFE ON EARTH. The video is directed and edited by Segarra, who also publishes the accompanying poem, "i always thought time was a circle turns out i was wrong."


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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra's) “PIERCED ARROWS,” from their 2022 Nonesuch debut, LIFE ON EARTH. Segarra calls “Pierced Arrows,” “A heartbreak song, lost in the realm of memory. Being stuck in the past, and finding the rapidly changing world uncanny and bizarre. Trying to outrun trauma. Finding a meeting place between tough and tender. Memory replaying inside/beside you, triggering fight or flight responses.” The video is designed, directed, and edited by Lucia Honey.


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    Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra's) “JUPITER’S DANCE,” from their 2022 Nonesuch debut, LIFE ON EARTH. 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, 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.


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