Hurray For The Riff Raff

Small Town Heroes [Love Record Stores Edition]

£18.99
  • Hurray For The Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes [Love Record Stores Edition]
5th November 2021 / Ltd LP / ATO Records

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Small Town Heroes [Love Record Stores Edition]

£18.99

Following the success of its launch in 2020, Love Record Stores returns with another set of limited releases and a lot of #loverecordstores culture. The releases will be available to buy or preorder (please double check those dates) instore at 9am on Saturday 4th September and online at 9pm on the same day. All limited, all strictly one per person.
                                 

Hurray for the Riff Raff release Small Town Heroes, its debut for ATO Records. The album features front-woman Alynda Lee Segarra - who settled in New Orleans after leaving her native Bronx at age 17- with twelve new, original songs all written or co-written by Segarra, with support from a vivid cast of Crescent City musicians. Hurray for the Riff Raff 'sweeps across eras and genres with grace and grit,' never more so than on 'Small Town Heroes.' On the hedonist country lament 'I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)' Segarra sings to a forbidden love "I'll feed you watermelon off the vine," while on 'The Body Electric' she exposes the misogyny of the traditional murder ballad, and warns "Delia's gone, but I'm settling the score." Ultimately though, many of the songs embody that most magical and fated of American cities, New Orleans. Segarra bears witness to a wave of violence that struck the St. Roch neighbourhood in 'St. Roch Blues;' yearns for a night at BJ's Bar in the Bywater in 'Crash on the Highway;' and sings of her own Lower Ninth Ward home in 'End of the Line.'

- One per customer

- Opaque purple vinyl

Format /Ltd LP
Released /5th November 2021
Catalogue / ATO0212LPX
Barcode / 5400863047047
Label /ATO Records
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