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July 18, 2013PRE-ORDER HAWAI'I '13 BY THE GREEN
"Hawaii’s The Green are back with their anticipated new album, HAWAI'I '13, set for worldwide release on August 20 through Easy Star Records. HAWAI'I '13 is the band’s third studio album and was recorded and mixed with Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck, Jack Johnson) mainly in Costa Mesa, CA, at Hurley Studios.
Starting July 16, HAWAI'I '13 is available for digital pre-order on iTunes. The CD and vinyl (please note the vinyl ships September 17) pre-order is available through the Easy Star Records web store, where fans can also add in newly designed Green tank tops for men or women. First week (7/16-7/23) pre-orders will also receive a 25% discount through the web store.
“The talent and creativity coming out of the band is getting stronger by the minute and the new album captures this growth beautifully” says Easy Star Records Co-Founder Eric Smith.
The first single off the new album - “Take Me On” - is already receiving heavy commercial radio airplay in Hawaii and is currently charting #3 on Oahu’s Island 98.5 FM.
HAWAI'I '13, recorded in February and March 2013, is the first Green album using a dedicated producer/engineer. Kalb, best known for his work with Ben Harper, was introduced to the band by Easy Star Records. Guitarist-vocalist Zion Thompson explains, “Danny was one of a few mixing engineers we had on our second album WAYS & MEANS. We were really happy with his work on that project and his overall vibe seemed right so we asked him to be our main guy for this record and the results are pretty magical.” " More info »
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 »
January 20, 2015REBELUTION'S COUNT ME
IN REMIX EP OUT NOW
Rebelution had a milestone year in 2014 with the release of their fourth studio album, Count Me … More »
January 12, 2015THE SKINTS SIGN
TO EASY STAR
Reggae-dub four-piece The Skints, described by Clash Music as "the torchbearers for modern British … More »
December 17, 2014PRE-ORDER
KINGSTON CITY NOW
New Kingston's upcoming release KINGSTON CITY is now available for pre-order in two formats: for di… More »
November 19, 2014NEW KINGSTON SIGNS
October 22, 2014CAS HALEY ANNOUNCES
October 21, 2014GIANT PANDA #1
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