Author Archives: DJ Ravioli

THE JULIANA THEORY – CAN’T GO HOME (SINGLE) [EQUAL VISION]

A pop anthem with crashing drums and full synth from The Juliana Theory. Give it a spin for big motivational, hill-climbing vibes. FCC: Clean RIYL: Further Seems Forever, Acceptance, Mae, Hot Rod Circuit

RICK SAL – SIX FEET UNDER THE SUN [SCHOOL BUS]

Sounds for all seasons on this latest album from Rick Sal. There is a certain joyous storytelling in all the songs, even the more somber ones. A fun, bouncy song on some tracks, latin rhythms and influences on others. Trigger warning for Track 10, many mentions of death, including suicide. Other than that, give it […]

THE STONE SOULS – THE STONE SOULS (TJAMP)

Right off the bat, the Stone Souls will draw you in with gorgeous vocals set to a driving rock beat. They’ll keep you hooked with crunchy slide guitar and tambourine served with a hearty side of angst. And stay tuned until the end for a somber and beautiful final track. Play! FCC: Clean TRY: 2, […]

OBERON ROSE – HOLOGRAPHIC BLUES [THOUART]

Dynamic and moving, the latest from Oberon Rose features jumping rock with fantastic riffs and vocal harmonies reminiscent of 60s rock. There’s a mood for everyone on this album, from the Roadhouse of Twin Peaks to a mosh pit, even some more Americana-esque heavy piano and acoustic guitar. Worth every moment- give it a play! […]

SKANGER – A CHANCE TO COUNT THE COST (SINGLE) [22 RECORDINGS]

A dreamy single from Skanger- their interpretation of an 80s slow dance, complete with synth and drawn-out vocals. A good tune to just sway to… FCC: Clean

THE MASTERMINDS – DON’T GO (SINGLE) [AQUAMARINE]

The Masterminds channel The Doors with their latest single, “Don’t Go.” Rock along with their ripping riffs and organ fills, and enjoy a guitar solo that tears it up. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: 60s rock, garage rock

RED RED – LONG BLACK TRAIN (SINGLE) [DONOR PRODUCTIONS]

From their Spotify page: ” RED RED was marooned on Earth when their ship exploded after they tried to fuel it with used fritkot oil. They play psychedelic rock music beamed from the turntables of the Great Galactic Ape… RED RED is good for the pancreas, liver, and the easement of manly afflictions.” A Side […]

BILL MOSS JR. – BRAND NEW DAY (SINGLE) [SALATHIEL RECORDS]

A pleading ballad from Bill Moss Jr., whose soaring vocals overlay a jazzy composition. Worth a listen. FCC: Clean RIYL: Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, Marvin Winans, Jason Nelson

THE BLUESBONES – LIVE ON STAGE [DONOR PRODUCTIONS]

Who knew the blues scene in Belgium was so electric? At times spooky and at times comical, The Bluesbones bring explosive blues rock that, although it may not be superb lyrically, features fantastic musicianship and heart. The organist plays with gusto and is the heart and soul of the whole outfit. Give it a listen! […]

GA-20 – SIT DOWN BABY (SINGLE) [KARMA CHIEF RECORDS]

A basic blues song from Boston-based GA-20. Enjoy the strolling baseline and shuffling drums. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Blues and Rock & Roll of the 50s and 60s

CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM – GHOST FROM CHRISTMAS PAST (SINGLE) [ALLIGATOR RECORDS]

A blues-infused christmas song from Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, 21-year-old guitarist from Clarksdale, Mississippi, who sings and plays like an old soul. Lots to enjoy, even after the holidays! FCC: Clean RIYL: Eric Gales, Walter Trout, Southern Avenue

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS – JUST DROPPED IN (TO SEE WHAT CONDITION MY RENDITION WAS IN) [DAPTONE]

A DJ Ravioli all-time favorite! The newest album from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings features a treasure trove of previously unheard material from the beloved Sharon Jones and her Dap-Kings. Listeners will be enthralled with a perfectly eclectic mix of covers that range from Woody Guthrie to Janet Jackson, all of them with the band’s […]

MOJO MORGANFIELD – IT’S GOOD TO BE KING (SINGLE) [DELMARK RECORDS]

A classic blues track with grinding slide guitar from the youngest son of the legendary Muddy Waters. Enjoy squeaky harmonicas, grumbly vocals, and a piano that holds the beat down. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Muddy Waters, Nora Jean Wallace, Andy Watts

SHEMEKIA COPELAND – UNCIVIL WAR [ALLIGATOR RECORDS]

Shemekia Copeland hits it out of the park with her newest album after releasing her single “Uncivil War.” Copeland’s vocals are excellent and enable the strong blues sensibilities of her music. She sings anthems, love songs, and ballads for the broken heart. Listeners are even treated to a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Under My […]

PAPA ROSKO – PAPA ROSKO [MRI/ORCHARD]

An absolutely bizarre and genre-defying album from Papa Rosko. Starting off strong with a cover of “Folsom Prison Blues” featuring legendary Toots and the Maytals, things start to get a bit more pop-y later one and there is even a surprise Alison Krauss cover. Listeners will enjoy reggae fusion in its many forms. Play! FCC: […]

THE PARSON RED HEADS – LIFETIME OF COMEDY (ADVANCE TRACKS) [FLUFF & GRAVY]

The latest album by The Parson Red Heads has been put on hold by COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped them from releasing a few tracks for eager listeners. Silky slide guitars provide backup for sleepy harmonies against a driving beat on “All I Wanted.” On “Turn Around,” the band channels more of a classic 60s […]

SONNY GREEN – FOUND! ONE SOUL SINGER [LITTLE VILLAGE FOUNDATION]

Sonny Green covers some classic soul songs while also bringing in some original tunes on his latest album. Horns abound to keep the groove going, and Green’s slow vibrato voice soars above it all. Play! FCC: Clean TRY: 1, 5, 10 RIYL: Nora Jean Wallace, Johnny Iguana, Peter Parcek

ANE BRUN – WE NEED A MOTHER (SINGLE) [BALLON RANGER]

Dark electronica from Ane Brun on this single. Steady beats are overlayed with Brun’s haunting vocals and ghoulish strings. Give it a listen. FCC: Clean RIYL: Anna Ternheim, Sophie Zelmani, Thomas Dybdahl

BETTE SMITH – THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BETTE [RUF RECORDS]

Bette is back with a force on her latest album! A master of ballads and upbeat tracks alike, Smith wows with her unique, rock-and-soul vocal stylings. Backed by a fantastic band, Bette truly tears it up. Listen all the way through and play, play, play! FCC: Clean TRY: 1, 4, 7 RIYL: Kat Riggins, Chuck […]

JIM WHITE – SUM OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN (SINGLE) [FLUFF & GRAVY]

A gorgeous and full Americana sound on this latest single from Jim White. The driving beat will have you imagining yourself taking a long car ride at sunset surrounded by waving fields of golden wheat. Sugary harmonies are the cherry on top. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Willard Grant Conspiracy, Richmond Fontaine, Giant Sand

L. TEEZ – THE INDEX TO MY INNER THOUGHTS [HYDROPHONIK]

L. Teez brings smooth hip hop sounds fresh out of Montreal on his latest EP. The project has a strong international influence (L. Teez is quite the international citizen himself) and features bits of classical jazz as well as more contemporary sounds. Give it a spin… FCC: Clean TRY: 1, 2, 6 RIYL: Miles Barnes, […]

PETER COR – RWANDA [SELF RELEASED]

An interesting mix of Afro-fusion tunes from Peter Cor, created after his recent trip to Rwanda. Cor has composed for the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Lakeside, and Lee Ritenour, and his style shines through in this album. These tracks will have you on your feet and will put a smile on your face. […]

EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS – DON’T GIVE UP ON ME (SINGLE) [HOPESTREET]

Powerful vocals from Emma Donovan backed by a stellar band including (my favorite) some strong tambourine. The lyrics are pleading yet full of force. Play for sure! FCC: Clean RIYL: Margarethe Klose, Claudia Lee, Lili Chookasian

ENRIQUE NICOLAS NOVIELLO – THE GREAT HUNGER [SWITCHSTANCE]

Enrique Nicolas Noviello leads us on a musical journey through jazz clubs and rap cyphers alike. Each song is completely unique and tells a story of its own, but Noviello’s creativity and firm grasp on rhythm are evident throughout (though he does lack a formal musical education). Influences of jazz, hip hip, and blues meld […]

YOU AIN’T UNLUCKY – VERONICA LEWIS (SINGLE) [SELF RELEASED]

A rollicking single from Veronica Lewis that will have you tapping your toes from beginning to end. Dancing piano and sweet vocals abound, accented by choice horns. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: James Hunter