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March 20, 2014REBELUTION RELEASES ALBUM WITH EASY STAR
"Rebelution will come out with Count Me In, their fourth full-length release, on June 10. The album will be released on Rebelution’s own label, 87 Music, in partnership with Easy Star Records. Fans can get a taste of the new music by going to www.rebelutionmusic.com for a free download of the track, “De-Stress.”
Count Me In was produced by the SoCal-based Rebelution (Rachmany, Rory Carey/keyboards, Marley D. Williams/bass, and Wesley Finley/drums), and recorded in Miami and Burbank, CA between September and December of last year. The album features special guest appearances by dancehall singer Collie Buddz (on the track “Hate To Be The One”) and legendary roots reggae vocalist Don Carlos (on “Roots Reggae Music”). Buddz has toured with Rebelution, and Carlos has been an enormous vocal influence on Rachmany, so these are both special pairings for the band.
Rebelution chose the album’s title as each member is a strong believer in the sense of community and collaboration. “Over the past ten years as an independent band,” Rachmany explained, “We have felt a strong connection to the many people who have been incredibly supportive, and could not be more thankful to be a part of such a like-minded, positive and inspiring community.”
While the music and lyrical content varies on Count Me In, the album’s 11 tracks provide positive inspiration, encouraging fans to create a pro-active and optimistic impact on society and life. “A lot of what we hear every day is that money measures success,” added Rachmany. “This new album is a reminder to spread love and positivity to the people around us - these are the true measures of success.” " More info »
March 06, 2014DUB SIDE RE-RELEASE IN SEPTEMBER, TOUR IN SPRING
"In September 2014, Easy Star All-Stars we will release a special anniversary edition of the classic album, Dub Side Of The Moon, with new artwork, an in-depth liner note booklet and two bonus tracks, including a new version of the song “Breathe” featuring additional vocals by Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, Metric Man, and Ruff Scott of the Easy Star All-Stars.
The band also hits the road for the Dub Side Of The Moon Anniversary Tour performing the album live in its entirety alongside classic material from the band’s career including original songs and tracks from the other tribute albums. Select shows will also include new animated visuals that were debuted at live shows in November 2013.
The tour features a number of great pairings as well, including five co-headlining shows with John Brown’s Body (including the third teaming up for 4/20 weekend at Brooklyn Bowl), two shows with Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub, and four shows with Rochester’s celebrated Thunder Body. Longtime collaborator Cas Haley brings his band, Big Hope along to open all of the dates on the Southeastern section of the run. The band also makes its first appearance during JazzFest in New Orleans with a show at Howlin’ Wolf along with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk.
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February 14, 2014HELP GET THE GREEN FEATURED ON HAWAII 5-0!
"The Green is up against three other bands to get their music on the next "fan-built" episode of Hawaii 5-0. The other bands are The Black Keys, Switchfoot, and Johnyswim. You can help them out by clicking here to vote for them. Voting starts today and you can vote as many times as you want! Let's make this a big win for our boys! " More info »
February 14, 2014ESA / JBB TEAM UP FOR SHOWS IN APRIL
"Two of Easy Star's longest tenured bands are teaming up for four shows in the Great Lakes region, on a mini-tour the bands are calling Reggae Front 2014. This will mark the bands' first shows together outside of New York City since a 2009 run in England and an earlier run together on the West Coast. For the All-Stars, these shows will continue their celebration of the 11th anniversary of Dub Side of the Moon, with full plays at each show. The four cities lucky enough to score these shows are Madison, WI; Chicago; Cleveland; and Toronto. " More info »
February 10, 2014ESA ALUM TAMAR-KALI SETS FIRST SOLO TOUR
"Tamar-Kali plans to set out this Spring on her first solo tour entitled, Black Bottom Review: A Rock n Roll Cabaret. In order for this to happen, Tamar is asking for your help by making pledge donations in exchange for unique exclusive offers, including a live EP of the tour! Post goal pledges will go towards additional tour dates and production versatility for the EP, with 10% of post pledges going to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. You can click here to make your pledge today. Let's help Tamar reach her goal and get her music out on the road! " More info »
January 20, 2015REBELUTION'S COUNT ME
IN REMIX EP OUT NOW
Rebelution had a milestone year in 2014 with the release of their fourth studio album, Count Me … More »
January 12, 2015THE SKINTS SIGN
TO EASY STAR
Reggae-dub four-piece The Skints, described by Clash Music as "the torchbearers for modern British … More »
December 17, 2014PRE-ORDER
KINGSTON CITY NOW
New Kingston's upcoming release KINGSTON CITY is now available for pre-order in two formats: for di… More »
November 19, 2014NEW KINGSTON SIGNS
October 22, 2014CAS HALEY ANNOUNCES
October 21, 2014GIANT PANDA #1
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