This is the summer album you need. Ever listen to an album multiple times and have a different set of favorite songs each time? Don’t make me pick a top 3! Joy in the Wild Unknown is a great concoction of trumpet, SKA, and rock. Little Lighter starts us off and sets the tone for the album with a fast-paced toe-tapper. You’ll get a lot of that from Ripe in this album. Passerby gets a little sassy and songs like Stanky show off the band’s creativity and uniqueness to create pop songs you don’t feel guilty leaning into full-heartedly. Can’t think of a better album to get on your playlist just as summer hits full tilt.
How Ripe started: Ripe started at the Berklee College of Music where they met just a little bit after school actually started. They clicked immediately and started making music together at parties and they parlayed that early success into the 7-piece band we know today.
Release date: April 6th, 2018
Similar artist(s): Moon Taxi, Magic City Hippies, Sure Sure
Top tracks: Passerby, Little Lighter, Stanky