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February 02, 2011FIRST LIGHT ALBUM AND TOUR COMING IN APRIL
"On April 5th, The Easy Star All-Stars will release FIRST LIGHT, their first full-length album of original songs, which will coincide with the First Light Tour. Look for much more detail on the album itself to come in the next few weeks, including info on special pre-orders for the album.
The band worked on the album over the past six months in between the extensive touring schedule. The All-Stars are very excited to put out an album that features original songwriting and contributions by every member of the collective group. Fans at Jam Cruise and the Pai Festival in Thailand last month were treated to live sneak peeks of tracks from the album including "Don't Stop The Music," "Paid My Dues" and the title song, "First Light." The band can't wait to play more tracks from the album on the upcoming tour.
The First Light Tour officially begins March 31 in Baltimore (with one early show at Mt. Snow in Vermont a few days before as well). The tour runs the entire length of the Atlantic Coast, from Canada to Florida and back. The first 10 shows features support from the biggest up-and-coming band in reggae today, Hawaii's The Green, as well as from Easy Star artist Cas Haley, who just released his latest album, CONNECTION, last Fall.
After those first dates, Cas Haley will support all of the remaining shows, which makes sense considering he also is a guest artist on FIRST LIGHT, singing the song "Unbelievable." This leg of the tour runs through April 26 in Burlington, VT, with more shows to be added soon. One highlight comes April 20 in New York when the All-Stars will co-headline a show at the Highline Ballroom with label mates John Brown's Body. " More info »
December 23, 2010THE BLACK SEEDS IN NEW COMMERCIAL
"Check out this cool usage of a classic Black Seeds track ("Fire") in a TV commercial that's been running recently:
And don't forget you can pick up SOLID GROUND or SPECIALS to get more great Black Seeds music. " More info »
December 03, 2010LISTEN TO "BREATHE" IN A NEW WAY
"Thanks to Reactify Music's RJDJ app for iPhone or iTouch, you can now experience the Dubber Side of the Moon track "Breathe" in a whole new way. Using their technology, you can remix the song and do other fun stuff to it. Check out the app here. Check out a demo of how to use RJDJ here. Then download and have some fun with it. " More info »
December 01, 2010CAS HALEY HITS ROAD WITH TOUBAB KREWE
"Cas Haley begins a series of December shows with jamband Toubab Krewe this evening in Boulder, Colorado, at the Fox Theatre. Cas will be playing solo acoustic sets for some shows, including the next two nights, but then will be joined by a bassist for duo settings. The tour includes stops in Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Shreveport, Little Rock, Greenville (SC) and Savannah (GA).
This leads up to early January, when Cas will stowaway with the Easy Star All-Stars on Jam Cruise from January 4 - 9. " More info »
November 19, 2010DUBBER SIDE OF THE MOON UPDATE
"We've been so busy lately between various tours, recording and multiple record releases, that we did not get to mention that Dubber Side of the Moon debuted on the Billboard reggae chart at number 2 (behind Damian Marley and Nas). The record, which put the original Dub Side tracks into the hands of a cadre of great producers, has had a great reception from fans and critics. A few choice quotes:
"Dubber Side is a welcome revisit, with bass-heavy remixes and versions from the likes of Adrian Sherwood and Groove Corporation that quite frankly manage to top the originals. Essential." – Clash (UK)
"...actually better than the original..." – Cyclic Defrost (Australia)
"...dubbed out remixes refresh the whole concept while demonstrating, like the originals, the universality of great music." – Crack Magazine (UK)
"This album redefines the genre by mixing the traditional elements with futuristic vision." - The Pier
"This album has it all – great songwriting (obviously), great arrangements and a fresh, interesting take on a classic album." – Delusions of Adequacy
"...a slo-mo head-spinner." - Philadelphia Daily News
Check out the record now and pick it up at iTunes, Amazon, your local store or our webstore. Look for more news on 2011 touring for Easy Star All-Stars and their upcoming releases in the next month or two. " More info »
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July 15, 2014THE GREEN'S SOMETHING
ABOUT IT VIDEO PREMIERE
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June 10, 2014REBELUTION'S COUNT ME
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