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December 07, 2012EASY STAR ARTISTS NAB PIER AWARD NOMS
"A number of Easy Star recording artists were nominated for 2012 Pier Awards! Fans can vote until Dec 13 at The Pier, the popular website focused on the US reggae scene. Easy Star All-Stars were nominated for Artist of the Year, alongside Slightly Stoopid, Groundation, SOJA and former touring mates Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad. The Green and John Brown's Body were both nominated for Live Artist of the Year (a tough choice for sure and we can't pick among our own bands!). The Black Seeds' DUST AND DIRT was nominated for Album of the Year. Please go vote for Easy Star artists while you can! " More info »
December 05, 2012FREE REMIX ON THE GREEN'S WEBSITE
"Fans can get a free remix of the song "Decisions" via The Green's website. The remix is from Germany's Jr. Blender and features a nice roots sound. The song is getting play on Island 98.5 in Hawaii, along with other stations there, and you can get it for free! " More info »
November 13, 201220-TRACK VERSION OF DUST AND DIRT OUT NOV 19
"The Black Seeds will release a 20-track deluxe version of their latest album Dust And Dirt, on November 19th on Easy Star Records. This special release features seven additional bonus tracks.
Having just won the award for "Best Roots Album" at the 2012 New Zealand Music Awards, Dust And Dirt was originally released in April where it debuted at #1 on the New Zealand album charts and topped the iTunes reggae charts in North America and Europe.
The 20-Track Deluxe Version includes the extended speaker-shuddering "Daddy Vad" remix of "Wide Open" by DJ Vadim, a trademark smoked-up dub re-working of "Dust And Dirt" by UK producer Prince Fatty, and the new unreleased track "Toon-A-Loon." The Seeds go back to their roots with dub versions of three more album tracks, and an extended DJ Edit of "Don't Turn Around." Also just released is the brand new music video for “Love Me Now” – the latest single from the album. " More info »
September 18, 2012JBB IN DUB DIGITAL EP OUT NOW
"JBB In Dub, the 7 track digital EP featuring John Brown's Body's first new music in four years, is out today. Get it at iTunes or Amazon now.
The Boston Globe said it was filled with "brain-tweaking, body-rocking tracks" and that "JBB In Dub highlights the way John Brown's Body spices its reggae with the sort of experimentation that is common in groove-rock or jazz." Angelica Music says "With JBB In Dub the group proves that years of hard touring has tightened them into a sheer reggae force."
Speaking of touring, be sure to check out the band's upcoming schedule, kicking off this week, with plenty of dates around the country where you can help them celebrate this release. " More info »
August 29, 2012NEW SINGLE FROM THE GREEN OUT SEPT 11
"Latest news from Green camp, straight from the band's mouth:
Family, we're stoked to announce that we've got a brand new single "Liar" coming out September 11! This is our first new release since our 2011 album Ways & Means. We recorded "Liar" with Christian Mochizuki (Kanye West/Jay-Z) at Island Sound Studio in Honolulu, HI. Matt Honda (who mixed some of our previous album) handled additional production and mixing.
We're also dropping a remix of "Love & Affection" by producer Billy Van as part of the "Liar" release. Mixing elements of dubstep and electro, this remix is just a taste of what's to come when Billy Van joins us for the west coast leg of our fall tour! "Liar" and "Love & Affection (Billy Van Remix)" will be digitally released by Easy Star Records on September 11. See you all soon! Aloha
So there you have it, a busy month indeed for us at Easy Star. Check out The Green on tour this fall. " More info »
June 25, 2015 officialTHE EXPANDERS DEBUT
#1 ON BILLBOARD REGGAE
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June 18, 2015 officialTHE EXPANDERS' NEW
RECORD OUT NOW
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