This is a band that practically explodes with deep, primal and ecstatic soulfulness. This stunning work isn’t just soul stirring, it’s also soul baring, and the combination is absolutely devastating to behold. You don’t just listen to this record, you experience it. So it’s fitting that the self-titled album will bear the iconic logo of Stax Records on which Rateliff seems to be channeling soul greats like Otis Redding. But as he honors the legacy of the legendary Memphis label, he’s also setting out into new territory.