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RIPE Release New Song “Downward” and Announce Debut Album Out April 6th

Today, Boston-based seven-piece Ripe announce the release of their full-length debut, Joy In The Wild Unknown. CLICK HERE to listen to new single “Downward” which is available everywhere today. Driven by delicate beats and a festival-ready chant, “Downward” is the first offering from the band’s independent full-length debut, out April 6thJoy In The Wild Unknown was produced by Cory Wong of Vulfpeck, mixed by 5-time GRAMMY-Winner Joe Visciano (Mark Ronson, Adele, Beck, Coldplay), and mastered by Randy Merrill (Lady Gaga, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift).

Siphoning the spirits of rock, funk, R&B, jazz, and pop through a kaleidoscope of virtuosic improvisation, Ripe are seven musical soulmates who have built a rabid fan base and rapidly growing community of friends and followers with their unique brand of dance music, including fan favorite “Goon Squad” that’s racked up over 1 million Spotify streams, and a live show filled with unstoppable groove. They are the swagger of funk filtered through a rock anthem, a musical journey that somehow gets as stuck in your head as your favorite pop banger. Ripe finds the elusive sweet spot between jaw-dropping technicality and airtight songcraft on songs like lead single “Little Lighter,” with its simmering bass line and funked-up guitars, and the dynamic, hypnotizing delivery of “Flipside.” With Joy In The Wild Unknown, Ripe collectively kick off a fresh, focused, and fiery next phase.

The album represents a creative culmination of a six-year journey for the band, who formed at Berklee College of Music in 2011. Following 2013’s Produce The JuiceEP, the 2015 Hey HelloEP yielded fan favorites such as “Goon Squad,” which racked up over 1 million Spotify streamsRipe has built a rabid fan base through tireless gigging and a steady stream of music that has brought them to countless festivals including SweetWater, Levitate, The Rock Boat, High Sierra, LaureLive, Brooklyn Comes Alive, AudiotreeSummer Camp, and more.

Ripe is currently embarking on an extensive headline US tour that kicks off tonight with two sold-out shows at the Paradise Rock Club in the band’s hometown of Boston. They will bring their live show across the country to major cities including New York and Los Angeles, providing fans with achance to dance and collectively revel in the magic of Ripe’s live show. CLICK HERE for ticketing information and full tour routing is below.


  1. Little Lighter

  2. Flipside

  3. Follow Through

  4. Downward

  5. Stanky

  6. Passerby

  7. Young Tom Rose

  8. Ladies Night

  9.  Beta Male

  10. Yesterday’s Clothes

  11. Pedro

  12. Ex-Life

  13. Lola (CD and vinyl release only)


February 23      Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
February 24      Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
March 10            Steamboat Springs, CO @ Budlight Rock The Boat 2018
March 21            Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
March 22            Asheville, NC @ Isis Restaurant & Music
March 23            Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
March 24            Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
March 25            Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Café and Music Hall
March 28            Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre
March 29            Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
March 30            Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
March 31            Fort Pierce, FL @ Hooked On Music Festival 2018
April 4                  Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
April 5                  Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
April 6                  New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
April 7                  Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
April 11               Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
April 12               Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
April 13               Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room
April 14               Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
April 15               Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
April 18               Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
April 19               Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
April 20               Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
April 21               Seattle, WA @ Barboza
April 22               Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
April 26               San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
April 27               Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
April 28               San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room
April 29               Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

May 2                   Houston, TX @ House of Blues
May 3                   Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room
May 4                   Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 5                   New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

July 7-8                Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Music & Arts Festival

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