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May 28, 2013KINGS AND QUEENS VINYL OUT NOW
"The LP version of KINGS AND QUEENS is out today, May 28. Featuring 8 songs from the release, along with a download card to get the tracks that couldn't fit on. Ask for it at your local record store or get it at Amazon. " More info »
May 21, 2013NEW SINGLE BY THE GREEN OUT TODAY
"Continuing their accelerated rise to the top ranks of U.S.-based reggae acts, The Green digitally release their newest single "Take Me On" on Tuesday, May 21. The beautiful roots track, which is already getting heavy airplay on radio in the band’s native Hawaii, is paired on the single release with the up-tempo “Something About It.” Both songs will appear on their highly-anticipated new album scheduled for release by Easy Star Records on August 20.
Preview and Buy the Songs at iTunes
The single comes out at the start of a very busy spring for The Green, which sees them embarking on their biggest headlining tour yet, aptly named the “Take Me On Tour.” The run begins with an appearance at the California Roots Festival in Monterey, CA, and includes other festival stops at Wakarusa, Reggae In The Desert, and the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. It also features three dates in late June with Damian and Stephen Marley, along with a number of headlining shows in California, Oregon, Colorado, and elsewhere.
The new songs reflect the diversity of The Green’s music, while showcasing the four lead vocalists. These tracks barely scratch the surface of the new album, which features a number of songs destined for extensive radio play, and others firmly establishing the band as one of the musical leaders of the scene.
Formed in 2009 on Oahu, Hawaii, The Green “fuses late 1970s-era dub-heavy roots reggae with strands of contemporary rock/pop/R&B and sporadic indigenous Hawaiian musical and lyrical references” (Billboard). Shortly after the release of their debut album (2010), The Green began a heavy touring cycle, including runs with Rebelution and SOJA, Vans Warped Tour, and internationally in Japan, New Zealand, and Guam. In fall 2012 after the release of the #1 Billboard Reggae Album “Ways & Means,” the sextet completed their first headlining U.S. tour, including multiple sold out dates. The Green’s first two albums combined have sold 50,000 copies worldwide. " More info »
May 08, 2013PRE-ORDER LA SI DAH BY CAS HALEY
"You can now pre-order the upcoming release by Cas Haley, LA SI DAH, at the Easy Star Store. The record comes out May 28. Orders will ship the friday before. All orders will get a free download of the album on release day. The first 150 discs ordered will be signed by Cas! You can also order a brand new shirt (for men or women) with your disc, and add in either CONNECTION or GIFTS TO GIVE or both at half price. " More info »
April 25, 2013KINGS AND QUEENS HITS #1 ON BILLBOARD!
"John Brown’s Body’s Kings And Queens has debuted at #1 on the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts. Kings And Queens (released April 16, 2013 on Easy Star Records) is the band’s eighth studio album and most ambitious release to date, encompassing the entire history of the band’s sound and legacy. The album debuted impressively on other Billboard charts including #23 on the Heatseekers Chart, #4 on Northeast New Artist Chart, and #188 on the Top 200 Digital albums, amongst others. The album mirrors the success of 2008’s album Amplify, which also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts, outselling that album’s first week.
“With “Kings and Queens,” John Brown’s Body delivered once again, demonstrating the diversity that is “American Reggae” and pushing musical boundaries in ways very few bands are capable. The progressive and refreshing mix of sounds has “Kings and Queens” poised to top the reggae charts,making the album one of reggae’s best in 2013.” – The Pier " More info »
April 16, 2013KINGS AND QUEENS OUT TODAY
"The new album by John Brown's Body - KINGS AND QUEENS - is available now on CD and digital download, with the LP version coming May 28. You can get the download via iTunes or Amazon or the CD at the Easy Star Web Store. A few early quotes from critics:
"What a glorious record. Beautiful, heartening, and well deserved for this hard working band. It's great to see reggae gain footing, and it's great to see the revolutionists continue to burn walls and build bridges…I could talk about this record forever. Just go get it." – Angelica Music
"Go back to Kings and Queens for a second or even third listen and you’ll discover the poetry JBB delivers with rhythmic aplomb…" – Pop-Break
“Their new album Kings and Queens is fit for royalty.” –That Music Mag
“Kings And Queens is incredibly catchy and the musicianship is top notch.” – Pop Stereo Reviews " 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
August 13, 2013EASY STAR WELCOMES
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