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December 23, 2011READ THE NEW BLOG EASY STAR NOW
"We've started a brand new blog to update you on all things Easy Star, as well as give some inside scoops and news. The first installment can be seen here. Start following it so you can find out right away when we post new updates. " More info »
December 02, 2011A TASTE OF HAWAII IN VIDEO BY THE GREEN
"The official music video for the song "Love & Affection" is now available! Get a taste of Hawaii and the neighborhood where the Green lives and makes their incredible music. Directed by //Kneeon on location, this one was shot in late September, just before the band left on their tour. You can see this, along with plenty of other Green clips at The Green's youtube channel. Or just watch it below!
Don't forget to pick up the album WAYS & MEANS! " More info »
November 10, 2011CAS HALEY'S GIFTS TO GIVE EP RELEASED
"It's time to get the holiday season started a couple weeks early with the release of Cas Haley's 5-song EP, Gifts To Give. Built around an original Christmas tune that Cas wrote this past summer and fleshed out with four fantastic arrangements of modern Christmas classics, it's a perfect little record to have around the house this season, and maybe even stuff some stockings with.
"Iconic Christmas classics are made personal by Cas' inherent singing abilities and warm guitar strumming. The music is charming, sweet, and carefree without straying too far from the original compositions." - Inside World Music
"...delightfully offbeat and spreads some holiday cheer." - Midwest Record
Order it here:
Don't miss Cas on tour right now with The Green and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. " More info »
November 02, 2011THE GREEN DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD
"Hawaii’s rising reggae band The Green has debuted at #1 on The Billboard Reggae and iTunes Reggae charts with the release of their new album Ways & Means (officially released October 25 on Easy Star Records). The critically-acclaimed album has also debuted impressively on other Billboard charts including #6 on the Heatseekers Chart, #1 on the Regional Pacific New Artist Chart, and #94 on the Top 200 Digital albums, amongst others.
"With its #1 debut on the reggae charts, Ways & Means is picking up right where The Green left off with their first album. It is exciting to see how much they are accomplishing in such a short period of time, and we know there is much more to come,” says Easy Star Records co-founder Eric Smith.
The band shows no signs of slowing down and is midway through their extensive US tour with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (Easy Star label mate Cas Haley joins the lineup on November 3rd). " More info »
October 24, 2011THE GREEN'S WAYS & MEANS OUT NOW
"You can now get the new album by The Green! Ways & Means is now in stores and available at iTunes and Amazon. We at Easy Star are very proud of this band and this record, so please check it out and support them and the label.
A couple early raves:
"The Green are completely different to how you may expect reggae music to sound....The Green have revolutionized the reggae genre and made it exciting for the first time in a long time." - Altsounds
"What they've emerged with is a great, highly listenable record that's as contemporary as Rebelution or Easy Star All-Stars, yet which harkens back to the sweet harmonies of classic Jamaican artists like The Heptones." – The Santa Barbara Independent
"No matter what; you'll be feeling the vibe to this mature masterpiece." – Earmilk
"You don't have to be from Jamaica to make righteous reggae music, as these rising stars of the genre prove. They're from Hawaii and they're really shaking things up with their youth-infused rootsy reggae sound." – Sacramento Bee
"The Green's latest effort points to a band growing into their newfound success quite comfortably, as they've tweaked their sound to be sharper, more focused, and certainly a bit more ferocious." – The Pier
"They set you up for an incredible melodic journey before making you beg yourself to put the album on repeat." – The Dubside " More info »
November 20, 2013VINES DEBUTS AT
#1 ON BILLBOARD REGGAE
Passafire’s Vines has debuted at #1 on the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts. Vin… More »
November 11, 2013PASSAFIRE'S VINES
Passafire's VINES - the band's fifth studio album and first on Easy Star Records - is out now, as o… More »
October 02, 2013PRE-ORDER
You can now pre-order VINES, the fifth studio album (and first on Easy Star) by Passafire. Pre-orde… More »
September 25, 2013JBB REVEALS FALL
August 29, 2013HAWAI'I '13 DEBUTS ON
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