Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) will follow 2014's great Small Town Heroes with The Navigator on March 10 via ATO. That last album was in the alt-country realm, but The Navigator's lead single "Rican Beach" is quite a departure from that. It's a soulful, polyrhythmic jam that nears Latin rock territory and is clearly very politically charged. Alynda says this about the new album:

This is dedicated to the water protectors of Standing Rock - thank you for your bravery and giving us hope. Also, to the people of Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, who are demanding an end to the AES dumping of coal ash which leads to water contamination - we are with you.

All over the world there are heroes, who, despite suffering generations of oppression, are protecting the land and the future of our humanity. Rican Beach is a fictional place, but it was written with my ancestors in mind. It’s time to call on yours and to always remember: this land was made for you and me.

Alyndra is supporting the album on a lengthy tour with Ron Gallo in 2017. The tour hits NYC on 4/20 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/9) at 10 AM with a Spotify presale starting Tuesday (12/6) at 10 AM and an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/7) at noon.

All dates are listed, with the lyric video for "Rican Beach," below.

Hurray for the Riff Raff -- 2017 Tour Dates
January 18 - London UK - Sebright Arms
January 19 - Newcastle UK - Cluny 2
January 20 - Glasgow UK - Celtic Connections at Drygate
January 21- Bristol UK - The Lantern
January 24 - Amsterdam ML - Paradiso, Upstairs
March 20 - Leeds – Brudenell
March 21 - Manchester UK – Deaf Institute
March 22 - London UK – The Dome
March 23 - Winchester UK – The Railway Inn
March 25 - Brighton UK – Sticky Mikes
March 28 – Brussels BE – Rotonde
March 29 – Hamburg DE – Hakken
March 30 – Berlin DE – Gruener Salon
March 31 – Munich DE – Milla
April 2 – Munster DE – American Series – Pumpenhaus
April 3 – Rotterdam NL – Rotown
April 4 – Utrecht NL – EKKO
April 5 – Groningen NL –Vera
April 15 – Middlebury, VT –Middlebury College
April 16 - Northampton, MA - Academy of Music
April 18 - Cambridge, MA – Sinclair
April 19 - Cambridge, MA – Sinclair
April 20 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
April 21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café (downstairs)
April 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
April 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theater
April 25 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
April 27 – Detroit, MI – Magic Bag
April 28 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
April 29 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
April 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
May 2 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
May 3 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
May 4 – Birmingham, AL – The Saturn
May 5 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre

*All US dates w/Ron Gallo