Author Archives: DJ Ravioli

MAD CADDIES – LET IT GO (SINGLE) [FAT WRECK CHORDS]

Recorded during the pandemic, this latest single from Santa Barbara-based Mad Caddies tells the lonely story of trying to save a relationship that’s ending. Featuring pop and reggae sounds, it’s a solid track for the summer. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Catch 22, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish

LINSEY ALEXANDER – LIVE AT ROSA’S [DELMARK RECORDS]

This summer while you’re out in your driveway washing your car or taking a long ride out to the beach, turn on Linsey Alexander’s newest live album, Live at Rosa’s. Alexander, a legend of the Chicago blues scene and a true professional, has played with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Magic Slim, […]

FAKE POCKETS – MAGNOLIA STREET [Mint 400]

A soundtrack for the summer! This album features nostalgic, sunny sounds with an indie rock feel. Keep an ear out for jangly guitars and lovesick vocals. Play! FCC: Clean TRY: 1, 5 RIYL: Waxahatchee, Big Thief, Bedouine, Julia Jacklin

THE STILL, SMALL VOICE – ROLLER RINK (SINGLE) [KNOW HOPE]

Christina Benton shares childhood memories and life lessons in this new single from her indie-rock project, The Still, Small Voice. Benton’s lyrics are reflective and poetic, accompanied with a melody that fits just right. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Formerly Bodies, Comrades, Valleyheart

HIBBS FAMILY BAND – TEARS IN MISSOURI [SELF-RELEASED]

In their debut album, Hibbs Family Band brings a heartfelt compilation of soothing lullabies and bittersweet memories put to music. Featuring melancholy country vocals, acoustic strings of several sorts, and pure piano, the album truly evokes the feeling of family love. Stick around until the last track for a lively, foot-tapping finish to the alubm. […]

SHEMEKIA COPELAND – UNCIVIL WAR (SINGLE) [ALLIGATOR RECORDS]

Shemekia Copeland brings an anthem of unity and love with her newest single, which she describes as “not just a song” with a message of “trying to put the ‘united’ back in the United States.” Gorgeous vocals accompanied by a soulful band featuring slide guitar, mandolin, and a sweet B3 organ. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: […]

SAY THEIR NAMES – READ BY SALAM FATAYER

On June 2, Radio Milwaukee created a recording of 100 names of people that have lost their lives due to systemic racism and police brutality. Join stations nationwide in taking the time to #saytheirnames on the air (often!) to help create transformative change.  FCC: Clean

BROTHER DEGE – THE EARLY MORN (SINGLE) [DEGE LEGG]

This single from Brother Dege brings a strong dose of melancholy blues. Featuring clean slide guitar and sorrowful vocals, this is a track for restless nights. FCC: Clean RIYL: Holman Autry Band, Preacher Stone, Blackberry Smoke

SON LITTLE – ALOHA [ANTI]

Son Little mixes R&B and Soul sounds of the past with Indie sounds of the present to create an unusual combination of musical identities that make for an interesting listening experience. Throughout the whole album, Son Little’s raspy, soulful vocals convey a variety of emotions, complimented by an array of electronic and acoustic instruments. This […]

HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE AFFIRMATIONS – HOURGLASS (SINGLE) [RECORD KICKS]

Imagine yourself floating down a river in an innertube. The sun is shining, the water is icy cold, and you’re listening to the new single from Hannah Williams. A solid piece of British soul featuring a harmonious chorus and a steady groove, the track is embellished with Williams’ sweet yet powerful soprano vocals. The song […]

DR. RUBBERFUNK – MY LIFE AT 45 Pt. 4 [JALAPEÑO RECORDS]

Dr. Rubberfunk’s latest 45 blesses listener’s with the medicine of music. Side A, a soul rock jam that alludes to classic blues lyrics and chord progressions, features the sunny funk vocals of John Turrell. “Boom” will have you thinking about the good old days: summer concerts on the lawn before the pandemic hit. Side B, […]

BART BUDWIG – ANOTHER BURN ON THE ASTROTURF

With a heavy dose of country twang and sweet three-part harmonies, Bart Budwig captures the blues with this album containing acoustic, broken-hearted ballads and more rock-infused tunes. Enjoy electric guitar solos and some raspy vocals on this album. It’s a good rainy day listen. TRY: 1,3,4 FCC: Clean RIYL: An American Forrest, Jeffrey Martin, The […]

CLIFF BEACH (FT. HONEY LAROCHELLE) – SOCK IT TO ME (SINGLE)

Cliff Beach creates new age Rhythm and Blues turned Funk with his signature keyboard sound in this new single from California Soul Music. The track features a shouted chorus, a sweet saxophone solo, and is punctuated throughout by horns. Enter Honey Larochelle’s raw vocals and you’ve got a summertime hit that would go well with […]

IZO FITZROY – BLIND FAITH (SINGLE)

Izo Fitzroy’s single sounds reminiscent of Stevie Wonder and classic Motown at times, with a piano hook, a groovy, walking bassline, and, of course, a soulful horn section. Fitzroy combines old and new to create a danceable track complimented by her strikingly beautiful alto voice. If you like a key change into a bridge, this […]

James Hunter Six – Change Your Mind (Single)

James Hunter, known for his Motown sound and voice full of soul, keeps the 60s sound coming with his newest single, “Change Your Mind.” Featuring harmonious background vocals, funky percussion, and a bold and beautiful horn section all tied together by a solid bassline, this song will leaves you no choice but to dance the […]

Second Hand Mojo – After Midnight

In their first EP, Detroit-based band Second Hand Mojo brings the classic rock sound back into the limelight. The album features raspy vocals, strong lead guitars, and everything from rock and roll anthems to bluesy ballads, and even a few slower, acoustic songs for when you need a good cry. Play! TRY: 1, 2, 4 […]

Kingfish Ingram – Empty Promises (Single)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram honors the classic, melancholy blues groove while adding in a more modern touch with his latest single “Empty Promises.” The ballad features heartbroken vocals and powerful guitar with the echoes of a horn section that add depth to the chorus. The song is full of soul- play if you’re feeling the blues […]