Hurray For the Riff Raff

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i wanted to start a thread for Alynda Segarra's band, it's probably overdue. I've been listening to her new album The Navigator on repeat. She's a pretty remarkable artist, I think. I liked her previous album (Small Town Heroes) a lot, but kinda slept on it a bit too much. After spinning this a lot, I'm gonna revisit that one.

nomar, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 17:40 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xRJ-MuN46E

nomar, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 17:42 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOL2OkV-TkU

nomar, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

always hearin good thing re: this band but that is the most hateworthy name

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:53 (three months ago) Permalink

I always assumed it was lifted from Casey Neill:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8VnCHkYHb0

sleeve, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:00 (three months ago) Permalink

i don't think it's a "great" name but in keeping w/her history and background and the nature of the lyrics i think it fits

nomar, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:03 (three months ago) Permalink

I just wish she would've spelled "hooray" the preferred way, because "hurray" drives me nuts.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:06 (three months ago) Permalink

I LOVED Small Town Heroes but haven't felt as let down by a follow-up in a long, long time. New album starts out strong but after the second or third tune I find it vacillates between being boring and being almost cringeworthy. Kudos to her for not repeating herself though, and I'll almost definitely buy her next one. This one's just not for me.

Wimmels, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:13 (three months ago) Permalink

this is really cool. i remember them playing shows like 10 years ago, she has been doing this for a long time. i saw them at this place The 11:11: Tea House in Atlanta. it's crazy she is so huge now.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:40 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuUhW-NRMzU

this is great

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Some of her other covers also great - Jealous Guy and People Talking in particular.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 23:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I loved Small Town Heroes but the first single off the new album didn't do anything for me - very sympathetic towards the project and will check out though

saw her/them live last year, good show

niels, Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I wanted to like the new album, but the rocking songs don't have enough power and passion, and the rhythmic ones don't have enough funky bottom.

curmudgeon, Friday, 5 May 2017 14:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Saw the CD in a local music emporium, thought it looked interesting but didn't know anything about the band. Went to work and streamed it on Spotify while looking up info on the band. On the band's Wiki page, this hit me as interesting

Segarra was raised by her aunt Nereida in the Bronx where she developed an early appreciation for doo-wop and Motown. She is of Puerto Rican descent. Segarra became a regular attendee of hardcore punk shows at ABC No Rio when she was young. She left her home in the Bronx at age 17, spending time crossing North America, hopping freight trains.
I like the record a lot. They sound exactly like what I would have hoped a band from New Orleans with a former underground punk rock/hardcore devotee from the Bronx singing would sound like.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 6 May 2017 15:35 (three months ago) Permalink

It's the worst band name ever but I feel better about it knowing that they aren't the Glasgow Art School tweeists I'd assumed they were.

The album itself is amazing and feels necessary right now. Title track and Rican Beach especially.

Matt DC, Saturday, 6 May 2017 23:18 (three months ago) Permalink

I wanted to like the new album, but the rocking songs don't have enough power and passion, and the rhythmic ones don't have enough funky bottom.

― curmudgeon, Friday, May 5, 2017 3:37 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this post achieves some kind of bingo

nomar, Saturday, 6 May 2017 23:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I've never listened to these guys before, but I dig the new album. She's got a classic, very expressive, rock singer voice.

o. nate, Sunday, 7 May 2017 01:01 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

My tentative album of the year.

o. nate, Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:27 (two months ago) Permalink

it's in the running for me

nomar, Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:35 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm hearing living for the city all over the place these days.

need to spend a bit more time with the record but her voice is incredible

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Saturday, 17 June 2017 03:47 (two months ago) Permalink

*living in the city, not living for the city obv

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Saturday, 17 June 2017 03:48 (two months ago) Permalink

The final song, particularly when it switches to Spanish, is devastating.

Matt DC, Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:46 (two months ago) Permalink


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