Update: News from the folks at Loose Music – the album makes it’s UK début on August 20th
Beat Surrender favourites Hurray for the Riff Raff have released a great new album on their own label Born to Win in the US with funding via a successful Kickstarter campaign for the UK label the purveyors of the finest Americana Loose Records will release the album later this year. The album was recorded in Nashville and produced by Andrija Tokic who had a had in the much hyped Alabama Shakes album, Look Out Mama is the bands third / fourth album (for the explanation) and is little more polished but every bit as convincing as their previous output – Alynda Lee Segarra vocals are once again beguiling, I’ll try to keep you posted on the UK release in the meantime here’s the title track and a favourite from the . . . → Read More: Hurray for the Riff Raff – Look Out Mama
Give In by Bloodshot Records
Cathie – The Dreaming Spires by arkpr
Look Out Mama by HurrayForTheRiffRaff
The wonderful folks at Loose Records are Amazon’s label of the month and this means you can now get hold of there fantastic label sampler which should get you the discerning music lover heading straight to the Loose shop to stock up.
Get it here.
THE FELICE BROTHERS – Fire At The Pageant HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Take Me DAWES – Time Spent In Los Angeles JIM WHITE – Rambler THE FELICE BROTHERS – Ponzi JIM WHITE – Speeding Motorcycle THE HANDSOME FAMILY – Come Outside And See DAWES – Million Dollar Bill HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Too Much Of A Good Thing
Loose Records are having a sale, CD albums and their lovely vinyl selections are all on offer including the wonderful 2011 releases from The Felice Bros and Dawes
You can get a free Loose releases sampler in exchange for your email using the widget below or free on CD with any purchase from the shop
1. THE FELICE BROTHERS – Fire At The Pageant 2. HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Take Me 3. DAWES – Time Spent In Los Angeles 4. JIM WHITE – Rambler 5. THE FELICE BROTHERS – Ponzi 6. JIM WHITE – Speeding Motorcycle 7. THE HANDSOME FAMILY – Come Outside And See 8. DAWES – Million Dollar Bill 9. HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF – Too Much Of A Good Thing
. . . → Read More: Loose Artist Sampler – Free download
Given recent events across the UK and particularly in London writing about independent music may be low down the list of many peoples priorities this week, but stating the obvious this is a music blog and although Beat Surrender has no ‘Mission Statement‘ but part of the blogs ‘job’ is to promote and support great music – the big players don’t need assistance, but Beat Surrender can (I hope) help the independents in some small way, and right now they need some help.
One of the labels affected is Loose who have released recordings for some of my favourite artists and albums including The Felice Brothers, Dawes, The Duke & The King, Danny & The Champions of the World, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Jim White, Mary Lou Lord, Peter Bruntnell, Corb Lund, The Handsome Family and Monkey Swallows the Universe.
Stealing a line from Twitter, whatever is left . . . → Read More: Support the independents – Loose Records
Hurray for the Riff Raff are a new signing for Loose Music and the labels quality control has scored another bulls-eye with the release of the self titled album from the New Orleans based Americana trio, now I know that the term Americana gets thrown around a lot and it appears in some media to be getting diluted downward to a more polished and commercial product, but this album is the real deal collecting together eleven tracks from the bands two previously self released albums, a perfect introduction if you’ve not come across the band before.
Front woman Alynda Lee Segarra has a colourful background, a Puerto Rican, brought up in The Bronx in a Irish neighborhood who gravitated to the Lower East Side before dropping out of school at seventeen and hopping trains from town to town, she eventually arrived in New Orleans and took up playing the . . . → Read More: Hurray for the Riff Raff – S/T (Loose 2011)