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November 10, 2011CAS HALEY'S GIFTS TO GIVE EP RELEASED
"It's time to get the holiday season started a couple weeks early with the release of Cas Haley's 5-song EP, Gifts To Give. Built around an original Christmas tune that Cas wrote this past summer and fleshed out with four fantastic arrangements of modern Christmas classics, it's a perfect little record to have around the house this season, and maybe even stuff some stockings with.
"Iconic Christmas classics are made personal by Cas' inherent singing abilities and warm guitar strumming. The music is charming, sweet, and carefree without straying too far from the original compositions." - Inside World Music
"...delightfully offbeat and spreads some holiday cheer." - Midwest Record
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Don't miss Cas on tour right now with The Green and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. " More info »
November 02, 2011THE GREEN DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD
"Hawaii’s rising reggae band The Green has debuted at #1 on The Billboard Reggae and iTunes Reggae charts with the release of their new album Ways & Means (officially released October 25 on Easy Star Records). The critically-acclaimed album has also debuted impressively on other Billboard charts including #6 on the Heatseekers Chart, #1 on the Regional Pacific New Artist Chart, and #94 on the Top 200 Digital albums, amongst others.
"With its #1 debut on the reggae charts, Ways & Means is picking up right where The Green left off with their first album. It is exciting to see how much they are accomplishing in such a short period of time, and we know there is much more to come,” says Easy Star Records co-founder Eric Smith.
The band shows no signs of slowing down and is midway through their extensive US tour with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (Easy Star label mate Cas Haley joins the lineup on November 3rd). " More info »
October 24, 2011THE GREEN'S WAYS & MEANS OUT NOW
"You can now get the new album by The Green! Ways & Means is now in stores and available at iTunes and Amazon. We at Easy Star are very proud of this band and this record, so please check it out and support them and the label.
A couple early raves:
"The Green are completely different to how you may expect reggae music to sound....The Green have revolutionized the reggae genre and made it exciting for the first time in a long time." - Altsounds
"What they've emerged with is a great, highly listenable record that's as contemporary as Rebelution or Easy Star All-Stars, yet which harkens back to the sweet harmonies of classic Jamaican artists like The Heptones." – The Santa Barbara Independent
"No matter what; you'll be feeling the vibe to this mature masterpiece." – Earmilk
"You don't have to be from Jamaica to make righteous reggae music, as these rising stars of the genre prove. They're from Hawaii and they're really shaking things up with their youth-infused rootsy reggae sound." – Sacramento Bee
"The Green's latest effort points to a band growing into their newfound success quite comfortably, as they've tweaked their sound to be sharper, more focused, and certainly a bit more ferocious." – The Pier
"They set you up for an incredible melodic journey before making you beg yourself to put the album on repeat." – The Dubside " More info »
October 13, 2011EASY STAR ALL-STARS ROCKING EUROPE
"The All-Stars recently started another European tour and it is proving to be a show you won't want to miss. After some incredible shows in Paris, Laval, and Nancy, they are continuing their European conquest with 2 more shows in France before playing for 5 nights in Italy. Come out and watch them performing with long time collaborator Ruff Scott, who was the first deejay the band had for live shows in 2003. He’s not returned for some time with the band. This is the All-Stars’ last trip to Europe for the year, so be sure to catch them while you have a chance. For tour information check their tour page here or you can see them here: October 14, 2011 L'Obsevatoire 12 allée des Petits Pain Cergy Pontoise, France October 15, 2011 L' Echonova 1 Rue Léon Griffon 56890 Saint-Ave Vannes, France October 18, 2011 Victoria Campus Via L.De Nadia, 4 Vittorio Veneto (TV), Italy October 19, 2011 Teatro Le Serre Tiziano Lanza 31 Grugliasco, Italy October 20, 2011 Atlantico (ex Palacisalfa) 271/d, 00144, Via dell'Oceano Atlantico Rome, Italy October 21, 2011 Estragon Club Bologna, Italy October 22, 2011 Bloom Via Curiel, 39, 20040 Mezzago, Milan, Italy " More info »
October 04, 2011CAS HALEY KICKS OFF TOUR WITH FREE SHOW
"Cas Haley is gearing up for his upcoming tour with Trevor Hall and warming up with a free show at WTMD's First Thursdays in West Mt Vernon Park, Baltimore.
Cas will be on the road with Trevor Hall for all of October before heading out with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and fellow Easy Star artists The Green for most of November.
Come out and hear some of your favorite Cas Haley songs and experience some of his new material for the first as he plays songs from his new Christmas EP "Gifts to Give. The EP comes out digitally on November 8, but Cas will be selling physical copies at his shows beginning Oct 14. " More info »
March 06, 2014DUB SIDE RE-RELEASE IN
JULY, TOUR IN SPRING
On July 22, 2014, Easy Star All-Stars we will release a special anniversary edition of the classic… More »
February 14, 2014HELP GET THE GREEN
FEATURED ON HAWAII 5-0!
The Green is up against three other bands to get their music on the next "fan-built" episode of Haw… More »
February 14, 2014ESA / JBB TEAM UP
FOR SHOWS IN APRIL
Two of Easy Star's longest tenured bands are teaming up for four shows in the Great Lakes region, o… More »
February 10, 2014ESA ALUM TAMAR-KALI
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February 03, 2014REGGAE LEGEND, BUNNY
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