Hurray for the Riff Raff - Life On Earth
Alynda Segarra who records as Hurray for the Riff Raff has chosen New Orleans as their home after growing up in the Bronx and traveling through the country hopping freight trains. A romantic at heart. Their new album ďLife On EarthĒ is quite far removed from the projectís folksy beginnings, but Alyndaís voice is still the star of the show whether they sing on top of synth, pianos or acoustic guitars (which are still there as well). Itís as close as theyíve ever gotten to a contemporary pop record without losing their edge, whether theyíre documenting the inhumane border violence or personal traumas. New Orleans, the big, imperfect, sometimes dangerous, sometimes magical melting pot, is the perfect backdrop for this album that deals with the joys and horrors of life alike.