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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 [...]

May 19th, 2017|Tags: |

TORCHBEARERS THE SKINTS ANNOUNCE 2017 U.S. SUMMER TOUR

RELEASE NEW VIDEO COVERING AL GREEN’S CLASSIC “LET’S STAY TOGETHER” "The torch bearers of modern British reggae" - Clash Music UK-based The Skints are excited to announce their upcoming 2017 U.S. summer tour! Having garnered critical acclaim and fan driven success in North America, The Skints are excited to be returning stateside supporting 311 as well as headlining slots on select dates. Their live sets continue to energize fans with their unique London mix of reggae and dub with the spirit of grime, [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Tags: |

EASY STAR ALL-STARS KICK OFF 2017 WEST COAST TOUR

16-STOP TOUR WITH SUPPORT FROM THE LATE ONES AND THE ELOVATORS Summer will start a little early this year with the Easy Star All-Stars kicking off their West Coast Tour 2017 at the legendary Monterey Fairgrounds, as the band’s first ever appearance at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival marks the first show on a 16-stop outing. The tour will run through late June as the band returns to reggae-friendly cities across the West Coast and Mountains. Supporting acts include The Late [...]

April 28th, 2017|Tags: |

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 [...]

April 14th, 2017|Tags: |

THE SKINTS AND PASSAFIRE JOIN 311 ON TOUR THIS SUMMER

Two Easy Star bands will be out with legendary reggae rockers. The Skints will be playing for nearly a month in the Midwest and East coast, while Passafire will play four shows in the Southeast. Both bands will be first of three on the bill, with New Politics playing second. The tour goes into some well-known spots, like The Stone Pony outdoors in Asbury Park, The Maine State Pier, and the Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago. The Skints will be adding some of [...]

March 9th, 2017|Tags: , |