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10 November 2023

Hurray For The Riff Raff Announce New Album ‘The Past Is Still Alive’

Hurray For The Riff Raff
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Hurray For The Riff Raff has announced their new album, The Past Is Still Alive, out February 23 on Nonesuch Records. The first single from the album, Alibi, is out now, listen below.

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Alynda Segarra said of the album, “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. 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 follow-up to their acclaimed Nonesuch debut, Life on Earth – which landed on Best of 2022 lists from the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Mojo, and Uncut, among others – The Past Is Still Alive sees Hurray For The Riff Raff reunite with Brad Cook, while further expanding their creative cast of collaborators. Anjimile, Conor Oberst, and S.G. Goodman all join Alynda Segarra on vocals at various points throughout the LP, with a band of musicians including Cook, Libby Rodenbough, Matt Douglas, Meg Duffy of Hand Habits, Mike Mogis, Phil Cook, and Yan Westerlund. Mike Mogis also mixed the album, and it was mastered by Heba Kadry.

Hurray For The Riff Raff tour dates

November 2023
12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Folk Fest

February 2024
25 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s*
27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell Stage)*
28 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall*
29 – Washington, DC – Atlantis*

March 2024
1 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry*
3 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studio*
5 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
6 – Boston, MA – Sinclair*
9 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
10 – Toronto, ON – Great Hall*
12 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s*
14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
15 – St Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall*
21-24 – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
28 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
30 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

April 2024
1 – San Francisco, SF – August Hall
2 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
4 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room
5 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
6 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
7 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
12 – Fort Worth, TX – Tulips
13 – Austin, TX – 3TEN
14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

May 2024
10 – Dublin, IE – Button Factory
11 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
12 – Glasgow, UK – Mono
14 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
15 – Birmingham, UK – Castle & Falcon
16 – Bristol, UK – Strange Brew
17 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
19 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
20 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
21 – Amsterdam, NL – Tolhuistuin
23 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub

*with NNAMDÏ

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