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July 10, 2013PRE-ORDER PROGRESSIVE ROOTS VOL. 001 LP
"This spring, Easy Star teamed up with Rootfire to put together a limited edition vinyl release showcasing bands that were appearing at the 2013 California Roots Music & Arts Festival. The LP, of which only 1,000 will ever be pressed, features songs by The Green, Slightly Stoopid, Katchafire, Natural Vibrations, New Kingston, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Stick Figure, Dub Trio, Stranger, Three Legged Fox and Kings & Comrades. The record officially comes out July 16, but you can pre-order it through July 10 at: " More info »
June 28, 2013NEW MUSIC VIDEO! CAS HALEY'S "LA DAH"
"Check out Cas Haley's new music video for 'La Dah'! " More info »
May 28, 2013CAS HALEY'S LA SI DAH ALBUM OUT TODAY
"The new album by Cas Haley is available now in stores!
Get it one of the following ways:
iTunes Digital Download
Amazon - Physical CD
Easy Star Web Store - Physical CD
Or ask for it at your local record store.
A couple early quotes:
"...Rich with melody and soul. Sam Cooke would eat this album up!" - Angelica Music
"Haley’s airy tenor, facility with both acoustic guitar and ukulele, and willingness to throw the occasional curveball are endearing." - DFW.com
"...a record that balances the energy of frisky pop and the salutary power of Reggae to revive the spirit..." - Keep Texas Live " More info »
May 28, 2013KINGS AND QUEENS VINYL OUT NOW
"The LP version of KINGS AND QUEENS is out today, May 28. Featuring 8 songs from the release, along with a download card to get the tracks that couldn't fit on. Ask for it at your local record store or get it at Amazon. " More info »
May 21, 2013NEW SINGLE BY THE GREEN OUT TODAY
"Continuing their accelerated rise to the top ranks of U.S.-based reggae acts, The Green digitally release their newest single "Take Me On" on Tuesday, May 21. The beautiful roots track, which is already getting heavy airplay on radio in the band’s native Hawaii, is paired on the single release with the up-tempo “Something About It.” Both songs will appear on their highly-anticipated new album scheduled for release by Easy Star Records on August 20.
Preview and Buy the Songs at iTunes
The single comes out at the start of a very busy spring for The Green, which sees them embarking on their biggest headlining tour yet, aptly named the “Take Me On Tour.” The run begins with an appearance at the California Roots Festival in Monterey, CA, and includes other festival stops at Wakarusa, Reggae In The Desert, and the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. It also features three dates in late June with Damian and Stephen Marley, along with a number of headlining shows in California, Oregon, Colorado, and elsewhere.
The new songs reflect the diversity of The Green’s music, while showcasing the four lead vocalists. These tracks barely scratch the surface of the new album, which features a number of songs destined for extensive radio play, and others firmly establishing the band as one of the musical leaders of the scene.
Formed in 2009 on Oahu, Hawaii, The Green “fuses late 1970s-era dub-heavy roots reggae with strands of contemporary rock/pop/R&B and sporadic indigenous Hawaiian musical and lyrical references” (Billboard). Shortly after the release of their debut album (2010), The Green began a heavy touring cycle, including runs with Rebelution and SOJA, Vans Warped Tour, and internationally in Japan, New Zealand, and Guam. In fall 2012 after the release of the #1 Billboard Reggae Album “Ways & Means,” the sextet completed their first headlining U.S. tour, including multiple sold out dates. The Green’s first two albums combined have sold 50,000 copies worldwide. " More info »
August 27, 2014NEW ALBUM FROM
8-piece funky reggae outfit Backbeat Soundsystem will have their first full-length album, TOGETH… More »
August 12, 2014GIANT PANDA'S ALBUM
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, the boundary-pushing reggae band from Rochester, NY, will re… More »
July 15, 2014THE GREEN'S SOMETHING
ABOUT IT VIDEO PREMIERE
Throughout 2013, Jesse Yonover filmed The Green on tour in Hawaii, New Zealand, California, Washing… More »
June 10, 2014REBELUTION'S COUNT ME
March 20, 2014REBELUTION RELEASES
March 06, 2014DUB SIDE RE-RELEASE IN
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