MARY FROM THE LOVING PAUPERS IS THE BAND'S NEWEST TRACK ON EASY STAR RECORDS WITH THE NEW ALBUM LADDERS OUT LATER THIS SUMMER “’Mary’ is a brooding, rootsy composition heavily influenced by the early 80s Jamaican masters. Lyrically, our singer Kelly takes you on a desperate journey through her town aiming to score some weed, a la The Velvet Undeground’s ‘Waiting for the Man’” – Jorge Pezzimenti (guitarist)
SAMORY I SPARKS JUSTICE WITH “WRATH” FT. KABAKA PYRAMID & CAPLETON & ANNOUNCES SOLO DEBUT ALBUM STRENGTH
“Samory I is one of the most important artists of this present era. He’s a Jamaican roots man who holds fast to the Rastafari faith and makes records which are rarely less than essential.” - Echoes Magazine (UK) Samory I pours waves of emotion into every word he sings. “Wrath” is the latest release by the roots reggae artist, on which he is joined by Grammy award-winner Kabaka Pyramid and dancehall legend Capleton. The single release comes with the announcement of Samory I’s solo debut album Strength, out November 3, 2023, via Overstand Entertainment/Easy Star Records. The LP is helmed by prolific [...]
LADDER FROM THE LOVING PAUPERS IS THE BAND'S FIRST RELEASE ON EASY STAR RECORDS WITH A NEW ALBUM OUT LATER THIS SUMMER “Is it roots reggae? Is it lovers rock? No, it’s The Loving Paupers.” So begins the legendary Don Letts’ liner notes for this young band’s new album, LADDERS, their first on Easy Star Records. The group hails from Washington, DC, and features lead singer Kelly Di Filippo, who has been heard on tracks by JonQuan and others. Letts continues: “I don’t know how this Washington, DC-based dub reggae outfit was brought up, but for the most part, like me, they [...]
TOP U.K. REGGAE ACT’S 7TH STUDIO ALBUM INCLUDES GUEST APPEARANCES BY HOLLIE COOK, GARDNA, AND MANY MORESome might say that Gentleman’s Dub Club has been on a mission since their earliest beginnings 15 years ago at Leeds University; through constant touring, and a steady release of recordings, the band has become one of the most popular and best-known UK-based reggae groups in the world. However, it is only now that GDC is officially ON A MISSION, which is the title of their 7th full-length studio album, out June 9. After a very successful collaboration with The Nextmen on the Pound for Pound album, [...]
No, we did not dig up some lost artifact from Johnny Osbourne’s early 80s productions. This is a brand new album, with the French Connexion Band providing the music and production, that just happens to sound as powerful as Johnny’s timeless work from that era.
GROUNDATION MEETS BRAIN DAMAGE ON DREAMING FROM AN IRON GATE Groundation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking album Hebron Gate with the release of Groundation Meets Brain Damage – Dreaming From An Iron Gate. The album is out now via a partnership between France’s BACO Records and the U.S.’s Easy Star Records. Stream here. "And I don't want just a bare dub album!" That was Groundation founder Harrison Stafford's last directive to Martin Nathan, the French producer and dub artist known as Brain Damage, after entrusting him with the original tapes of one of the most captivating reggae albums of the [...]