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January 24, 2012THE GREEN BEGIN MASSIVE MAINLAND TOUR
"2011 was another breakthrough year for the Hawaiian reggae band The Green. Their sophomore album Ways & Means (released on Easy Star Records) impressively stayed at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart for 4 straight weeks in a row, while receiving high profile press exposure in Billboard, NPR, National Geographic, Huffington Post, and more. They were also awarded “Artist of the Year” by The DubSide and their album was nominated for “Album of the Year” at The Pier. The band relentlessly toured throughout the year winning new fans and regional press accolades night after night. After a brief stint home with welcoming sold-out shows, The Green is ready to embark on another extensive North American tour kicking off in February. The Green’s upcoming 39-city mainland tour sees the band share the stage with fellow leading reggae artists Rebelution and SOJA. The majority of the tour dates are alongside Rebelution for their “Peace of Mind Tour.” Rebelution are currently riding high with a #13 debut on the Billboard Top 200 and The Green are proud to support their highly anticipated tour. All three of these acts continue to push the “homegrown reggae” scene forward and confirm NPR’s recent story highlighting on the growing popularity of “Non-Jamaican Reggae.” For tour dates click here Buy a copy of Ways & Means here " More info »
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
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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 »
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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RELEASES NEW ALBUM "BRIGHT…
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