DEEP CUTS AND CLASSIC COVERS ABOUND IN VOL. 2 OF THE COVER SERIES The Expanders operate from a foundation rooted in deep appreciation for classic Jamaican music. Continually praised by fans and media alike for their true-to-the-genre tones and techniques, it is little wonder the band’s sound has captured listeners’ attentions, building up an impressive fan base and reaching #1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts with their 2015 release, Hustling Culture. The band just released the second installment in their cover series with Old Time Something Come Back Again Volume 2 on tastemaker label Easy Star Records. The Expanders consist of John Asher (Drums, [...]
MARCHING ORDERS – THE REGGAE POWERHOUSE’S FOURTH ALBUM - SET TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 20, VIA EASY STAR RECORDS Reggae fans have reason to get excited. It’s been four years since The Green released Hawai’i ’13, which further cemented the band’s reputation as one of the best in the genre and won the group an unprecedented three Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in its home state of Hawaii. The Green have now released the second single and title track off of the new album “Marching Orders,” out now on all major digital outlets. Marching Orders is due out October 20th through longtime label partner [...]
FABRIC IS AVAILABLE NOW ON EASY STAR RECORDS The Black Seeds release their long-awaited sixth studio album to the world: Fabric, which is their first album in over five years. The album features new singles “Better Days,” “Freakin” and “Back to You”. The new record is available via digital platforms as well as physical CD and double LP via the Easy Star web store. Known across the globe for their multi-platinum sales, strong live presence in major festivals, sold-out shows, as well as their critical acclaim, being crowned “one of the best live reggae acts on the planet” by CLASH and “the best reggae [...]
THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM A KINGSTON STORY: COME FROM FAR IS AVAILABLE NOW ON EASY STAR RECORDS New Kingston, the Brooklyn-based progressive reggae group, releases A Kingston Story: Come From Far on maverick indie imprint Easy Star Records. This marks the band’s fourth studio album and follows their 2015 breakout release Kingston City (Easy Star), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart followed by international touring and critical praise from tastemakers including Yahoo! Music and Sirius XM. The album is available for pre-order now at NewKingstonMusic.com The opening title track “Come From Far,” premiered by Mass Appeal on July 13, encompasses the band’s live energy as New [...]
LILY OF DA VALLEY PRE-ORDER IS NOW ON SALE Jesse Royal released today his new single “Generation” featuring Jo Mersa Marley from his upcoming debut album Lily of Da Valley. The album is scheduled for release on October 6, 2017 on indie powerhouse label Easy Star Records with the pre-order now available here. “Generation” was recently premiered at VIBE Magazine where Jesse describes the song by stating, “This is simply displaying our fearlessness and our resilience while ensuring them that we will not take it anymore. We put people over money, love over hate and peace over war, every time! It’s a takeover, [...]
From the Upcoming Full-Length, Lily Of Da Valley Jesse Royal released the first single, “Always Be Around,” from his upcoming debut full-length Friday, May 26. Huffington Post premiered the lyric video for it on Friday, August 4. This release marks the first collaboration with U.S.-based indie tastemaker label Easy Star Records, giving a taste from what is sure to be one of the biggest reggae albums of the year. “Always Be Around,” produced by the renowned Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown, is a modern-sounding, minor-key masterpiece that continues the musical legacy Royal has steadily built over the last few years.