Author Archives: DJ Ravioli

LIZA ANNE – BAD VACATION [ARTS & CRAFTS]

A new album of electrifying art rock from Liza Anne! The record chronicles a self-aware story of Liza’s emotional growth. Creativity and passion are highly evident in this journey toward self love. Immerse yourself in the sounds of bouncing rhythms and hooks reminiscent of The Talking Heads. Worth a thoughtful listen from beginning to end. […]

CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM – ROCK & ROLL (SINGLE) [ALLIGATOR RECORDS]

A heart-wrenching new single from accomplished young guitarist, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. The song is a tribute to Ingram’s mother, who passed away in 2019, and worked her whole life to give Ingram all the opportunities he deserved. Through soulful vocals and smooth guitar, tears will soon flow from any listener. PLAY! FCC: Clean RIYL: Buddy […]

WHITE TAIL FALLS – AGE OF ENTITLEMENT [PHYSICAL EDUCATION]

Age of Entitlement is the debut album and first solo project of The Hoosiers’ frontman, Irwin Sparkes. The tracks feature layered, lilting harmonies, soft guitar, and a beautiful string section. The mood is one of ethereal, mellow meadow sounds- oh so soothing to the quarantine-fried mind. The lyrics are deeply personal and heartfelt. The entire […]

MARCH TO MAY – HYLAS (SINGLE) [NORTHBOUND]

March to May’s single is reminiscent of a melancholy tango layered with a folk filter. The band features mesmerizing harmonies blended with harp, acoustic guitar, piano, violin, and cello. The haunting track is contemplative, and rich with sound. FCC: Clean RIYL: David Steinlage, Funkiller, Aspe, Tadpole Fad

CASELY – RUDE BOY SUMMER (FEAT. BRAVEBOY) (SINGLE) [SELF-RELEASED]

A summer dancehall track from Casely that will have your hips moving in no time. Casely may be a classically-trained pianist, but he clearly has an ear for catchy pop phrases, and has been known to collaborate with artists such as Flo Rida and Lil Jon. FCC: Clean RIYL: Razah, Young Steff, K-Young

REARDON LOVE – LOCKED IN THE PANOPTICON (SINGLE) [THESE BLOODY THIEVES RECORDS]

An 80s-inspired, synth-filled single from Reardon Love that carries the message of rebellion against a totalitarian and corrupt government. A surface level head bopper with thought-provoking depth. FCC: Clean RIYL: Blossoms, Pulp

NICK BROWN – APPALACHIA [SELF RELEASED]

In his excellent debut album, Nick Brown gifts powerful lyrics from the heart, layered, harmonious walls of sound, and a treasure trove of unique tracks to listeners. The album is a satisfying balance of classic and new-age sounds. You’ll hear the influence of classic rock and soul combined with Brown’s own distinctive style. Play, play, […]

GABE STILLMAN – SHAME SHAME FT. THE NIGHTHAWKS (SINGLE) [SELF-RELEASED]

A fresh blues track from Gabe Stillman, accompanied by the Nighthawks. Sharp harmonica, soulful guitar, and an old-fashioned groove. You won’t feel any shame for giving this one a spin. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Ben Rice, Mick Clarke, Roomful of Blues

MULATU ASTATKE & BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE – TO KNOW WITHOUT KNOWING [AGOGO]

A mellifluous collection of Ethiopian melodies set to a variety of unique grooves. You’ll hear a fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, and even some Reggae sounds. An excellent listen- play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Mahmoud Ahmed, Ebo Taylor, Girma Béyéné

LADAMA – OYE MUJER [SIX DEGREES]

An excellent new album from powerful, all-female group LADAMA. The record is a perfect balance of groove and meaningful lyrics that impart a call of action to women across the world to rise up and fight against the injustices of the world. The songs are sung in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and feature a variety […]

PAULA BOGGS BAND – A FINER THREAD (SINGLE) [SELF RELEASED]

A new single from the Paula Boggs band that blends jazz, bluegrass, Americana, and world music. A unique and gritty sound from some incredibly talented musicians. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Paula Boggs

JOSIAH JOHNSON – NOBODY KNOWS (SINGLE) [ANTI-]

Former and founding member of The Head and the Heart Josiah Johnson makes his solo debut with his newest single, Nobody Knows, a folksy tune about introspection and learning how to take responsibility for oneself. The song is personal and beautiful. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Planes on Paper, Christian Lee Hutson, Clem Snide

HANNAH GEORGAS – DREAMS (SINGLE) [BRASSLAND/ARTS AND CRAFTS]

A lackadaisical single from Canadian native Hannah Georgas. The artist describes the song herself as being “about those moments when you find happiness within yourself and are open enough that you’re able to share that feeling with someone else.” Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Aidan Knight, Jenn Grant, Royal Wood, Regina Spektor

CASS MCCOMBS & STEVE GUNN – SWEET LUCY B/W WILD MOUNTAIN THYME (7-INCH) [ANTI-]

A delightful 7″ from Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn featuring the sweetest lyrics, vocals, and acoustic guitar. Sweet Lucy (originally by Michael Hurley) and Wild Mountain Thyme (a traditional Scottish song) are both worth a thoughtful listen. A gift to the ears. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Kurt Vile, Phosphorescent, Damien Jurado

ELEANOR UNDERHILL – STRANGE CHEMISTRY (SINGLE) [SELF RELEASED]

Heartfelt lyrics and psychedelic undertones abound in this entrancing new single from Eleanor Underhill. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Underhill Rose, The Get Right Band

CLIFF BEACH – PENNY CANDY (FEAT. MESTIZO BEAT) (SINGLE) [F-SPOT/CALIFORNIA SOUL]

You’ll have your funk face on while listening to this new single from ever-groovy Cliff Beach featuring Mestizo Beat. Absolutely delicious Nu-funk. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: The Soul Motivators, Soul Scratch, The Aquaducks

VENUS FURS – VENUS FURS [SILK SCREAMING]

A solid compilation of Indie Rock sounds from Venus Furs, AKA Paul Kasner of Montreal. This angry and melancholy album features heavy guitar riffs and catchy hooks. Keep an ear out for unusual acoustic sounds and unexpected horn riffs too! FCC: Clean TRY: 5, 7

THE ALLERGIES – GET YOURSELF SOME (SINGLE) [JALAPENO]

An infectious new single from Bristol-based duo The Allergies. This song will have you movin’ and groovin’ any time of day. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Dr. Rubberfunk, Smoove, Fort Knox Five

RADNOR & LEE – GOLDEN STATE [FLOWER MOON]

Folksy, fun, and overall incredibly sweet, Golden State is full of acoustic softness and lyrical poetry. The first song, Simple Harmony, is exactly as advertised, and sets the tone for the rest of the album. Be ready to perhaps shed a tear while listening to the truths of adult life juxtaposed against gentle childhood sounds. […]

SWIIMS – FILL ME UP (SINGLE) [MINT 400]

A fresh, dream pop single from new Toronto-based band SWiiMS. Keep an ear out for catchy melodies, lethargic vocals, and a driving tambourine beat. Play! FCC: Clean

REMO DRIVE – A PORTRAIT OF AN UGLY MAN [EPITAPH]

Remo Drive’s newest album, A Portrait Of An Ugly Man, doesn’t shy away from self reflection and talking about subjects such as mental health and self worth. These thoughtful lyrics are presented on a backdrop of catchy hooks and songs that flow effortlessly into one another. Overall, an enjoyable listen. Play! FCC: Clean TRY: 2, […]

NOI!SE – LOST (SINGLE) [PIRATES PRESS RECORDS]

Gravelly vocals, wailing guitars, and a relentless bassline come together for a track to head bang to from Noi!se. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Street Dogs, Dropkick Murphys, Rancidi

MOUNTAIN TIME – MUSIC FOR LOOKING ANIMALS [SPARTAN]

A beautiful album of new age folk fueled by horns, strings, and backup vocals. Mountain Time’s complex lyrics ask us the big questions about life. You’ll hear the influence of 60s and 70s sounds, such as those of Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, and Bob Dylan. Layered vocals, complex rhythms, and gorgeous guitar make for a […]

PRISM TATS – AVALANCHE (SINGLE) (LEONARD COHEN COVER) [ANTI-]

Dark and moody, Prism Tats’ (aka Garrett Van Der Spek) rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Avalanche” features powerful guitar and foggy vocals. Though Van Der Spek first deliberated releasing the song at this moment in time, he ultimately decided that music is his “greatest contribution to change and that should not waiver.” One hundred percent of […]

PILLOW QUEENS – HANDSOME WIFE (SINGLE) [SELF-RELEASED]

An energized and spirited track from Pillow Queens, featuring robust vocals, strong lead guitar, and a catchy chorus. Play for a bouncy, head-banging good time. FCC: Clean RIYL: Moses & The Burning Bush, Junior Brother, Bleeding Heart Pigeons