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THE BLACK SEEDS DEBUT NEW SINGLE “BETTER DAYS”

New Zealand Reggae-Soul Legends Kick Off North American Tour In June Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest acts, South Pacific reggae-soul legends The Black Seeds return in 2017 with their long awaited 6th studio album and first single “Better Days,” out May 19th. It will be released in North America in partnership with tastemaker indie label Easy Star Records, who has handled the entire catalog of The Black Seeds in this part of the world since 2010. While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band nearly two decades ago, The Black Seeds' sound casts a wide net, layering funk, soul, Afrobeat, and other eclectic elements over [...]

May 19th, 2017|

PASSAFIRE TO RELEASE LONGSHOT MAY 12

Pre orders begin March 31st with the release of the first two singles. Progressive reggae-rock pioneers Passafire will be releasing Longshot, their sixth full-length album - and third release on indie reggae powerhouse Easy Star Records - on May 12. The record will be available for pre order starting March 31st, which will include two advance songs, “Longshot” and “Blow.” The physical pre order for the release will include CDs, LPs, a limited edition signed poster print, and an exclusive new t-shirt. Longshot is a testimony to following dreams, inspired by people, places, and experiences Passafire has shared since forming as a band. [...]

April 14th, 2017|

GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB TO RELEASE DUBTOPIA APRIL 7

Full-length follow up to The Big Smoke includes collaborations with Eva Lazarus, Lady Chann, Parly B, and Taiwan MC Gentleman’s Dub Club and Easy Star Records are proud to announce the launch of pre-orders for Dubtopia starting today. All orders will receive an instant download of the songs “Dancing In The Breeze” and “Fire In The Hole” featuring Parly B and Eva Lazarus. “Fire In The Hole” is sure to find a good home in the sound systems of fans around the globe following the attention-grabbing first video single “Dancing in the Breeze.” The physical pre-order in the UK will include signed CDs, [...]

February 17th, 2017|

BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM ANNOUNCE NEW EP

INTO THE LIGHT  IS SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 7th VIA EASY STAR RECORDS Following the success of Backbeat Soundsystem’s debut album Together Not Apart (Easy Star Records), the Cornwall-based 8-piece reggae outfit, is back with a new EP Into The Light  and a ten date UK tour starting this week.  Into The Light, which is set for release on October 7th on Easy Star Records, features 5 new songs that are a natural progression from their debut album. Vocalist Dean Forrest enthusiastically states, “From the inception of the record, we wanted it to be a deeper and more experimental project. We wanted it [...]

October 3rd, 2016|

REBELUTION ANNOUNCE PLANS TO RELEASE THEIR FIRST EVER LIVE ALBUM & DVD

LIVE AT RED ROCKS IS COMING OCTOBER 28TH California-based reggae/rock band Rebelution are excited to announce that they will be releasing a live concert album and DVD this fall! Live at Red Rocks  is a document fans have been requesting for years, hoping to take home professional footage that shows their favorite band live on stage. Now they have their chance, and it’s available as both a CD/DVD package and as a double LP. The guys also decided to take an unconventional approach with this release and are giving fans a chance to experience this sold out show live from the iconic Colorado [...]

August 18th, 2016|

GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD TO RELEASE BRIGHT DAYS MAY 18 ON EASY STAR RECORDS

AMERICANA ALBUM SHOWS A DIFFERENT SIDE OF THE BAND With the 2012 release of Country, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (GPGDS) proved their musical identity to be as undefinable as their name. The Rochester, NY-based quintet was known as a reggae-jam band, relentlessly touring on the back of their debut album Slow Down (2006). Six years later, GPGDS released the Americana-themed Country  which defied expectations for a reggae band’s sophomore release. “It is acoustic roots music at its finest...a major statement of purpose from a group who truly embody the spirit of their music” praised CBS Street Date. The band has since released [...]

April 15th, 2015|