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December 07, 2012ALL-STARS KICK OFF TOUR IN MEXICO
"The Easy Star All-Stars begin their last run of the year tonight in Cholula, Mexico, kicking off a tour that will also take them to Guatemala (for the first time) and Brazil. The time in Brazil features 7 shows, including stops in Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Curitiba, Florianopolis and Recife, as well as the major cities Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The band's shows will continue to emphasize the release of EASY STAR'S THRILLAH, as well as cuts from all of the past tribute albums. Check the tour dates page for the latest details. " More info »
December 07, 2012EASY STAR ARTISTS NAB PIER AWARD NOMS
"A number of Easy Star recording artists were nominated for 2012 Pier Awards! Fans can vote until Dec 13 at The Pier, the popular website focused on the US reggae scene. Easy Star All-Stars were nominated for Artist of the Year, alongside Slightly Stoopid, Groundation, SOJA and former touring mates Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad. The Green and John Brown's Body were both nominated for Live Artist of the Year (a tough choice for sure and we can't pick among our own bands!). The Black Seeds' DUST AND DIRT was nominated for Album of the Year. Please go vote for Easy Star artists while you can! " More info »
December 05, 2012FREE REMIX ON THE GREEN'S WEBSITE
"Fans can get a free remix of the song "Decisions" via The Green's website. The remix is from Germany's Jr. Blender and features a nice roots sound. The song is getting play on Island 98.5 in Hawaii, along with other stations there, and you can get it for free! " More info »
November 13, 201220-TRACK VERSION OF DUST AND DIRT OUT NOV 19
"The Black Seeds will release a 20-track deluxe version of their latest album Dust And Dirt, on November 19th on Easy Star Records. This special release features seven additional bonus tracks.
Having just won the award for "Best Roots Album" at the 2012 New Zealand Music Awards, Dust And Dirt was originally released in April where it debuted at #1 on the New Zealand album charts and topped the iTunes reggae charts in North America and Europe.
The 20-Track Deluxe Version includes the extended speaker-shuddering "Daddy Vad" remix of "Wide Open" by DJ Vadim, a trademark smoked-up dub re-working of "Dust And Dirt" by UK producer Prince Fatty, and the new unreleased track "Toon-A-Loon." The Seeds go back to their roots with dub versions of three more album tracks, and an extended DJ Edit of "Don't Turn Around." Also just released is the brand new music video for “Love Me Now” – the latest single from the album. " More info »
September 18, 2012JBB IN DUB DIGITAL EP OUT NOW
"JBB In Dub, the 7 track digital EP featuring John Brown's Body's first new music in four years, is out today. Get it at iTunes or Amazon now.
The Boston Globe said it was filled with "brain-tweaking, body-rocking tracks" and that "JBB In Dub highlights the way John Brown's Body spices its reggae with the sort of experimentation that is common in groove-rock or jazz." Angelica Music says "With JBB In Dub the group proves that years of hard touring has tightened them into a sheer reggae force."
Speaking of touring, be sure to check out the band's upcoming schedule, kicking off this week, with plenty of dates around the country where you can help them celebrate this release. " More info »
July 13, 2015BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM
& PASSAFIRE TO TOUR UK
Two Easy Star bands are teaming up for the first time for five shows in the UK! dubbed the Reggae S… More »
June 25, 2015 officialTHE EXPANDERS DEBUT
#1 ON BILLBOARD REGGAE
The Expanders' Hustling Culture has impressively debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart… More »
June 18, 2015 officialTHE EXPANDERS' NEW
RECORD OUT NOW
For more than a decade, U.S. reggae artists have been building a foundation from the Hawaiian islan… More »
April 28, 2015GIANT PANDA GUERILLA …
March 31, 2015NEW KINGSTON RELEASE
February 25, 2015JBB RETURNS WITH
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