Hawaii’s very own, The Green, just announced that they have now signed with Easy Star Records and will be releasing both an EP & full length album under Easy Star, before 2011 comes to an end. The Green joins an Easy Star family that includes the Easy Star All-Stars, John Brown’s Body, Cas Haley, The Black Seeds, Ticklah, Tommy T and The Meditations.
The Green burst on to the national scene last year with their self-titled debut album, which was named Best Reggae Album of 2010 by both iTunes and Hawaii’s Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Picking up where they left off, The Green will be releasing their next EP titled Love & Affection on August 9th, followed by their new full length album titled Ways & Means on October 25th, 2011.
The EP will be available digitally & will include 4 tracks from the upcoming record along with exclusive bonus dub. The Love & Affection EP is an excellent intro to the band’s maturing sound, featuring the three singles “Love & Affection,” “She Was The Best,” and “Got Me In Love,” along with the roots-heavy album track “Travlah.” The exclusive track is a dub version of “Travlah,” mixed by Michael Goldwasser of the Easy Star All-Stars.
“There are so many new bands coming into the reggae scene these days, but The Green immediately caught our attention as something special. They have already accomplished so much in a short period of time, but we know they have just scratched the surface of their potential,” says Easy Star Records co-founder Eric Smith.
“We remember listening to the first Easy Star release when we were just starting out,” says singer-keyboardist Ikaika Antone. “My first band Herbin Riddim even covered the song ‘Delilah’ off Easy Star Volume 1. Easy Star has been a major part of my musical influence and journey, so it’s very exciting to us to be putting out music on the label now.”
The Green – “Love & Affection”
The song “Love & Affection” was first released on our very own Pacific Island Sampler and is the first song on the sampler that you can download for FREE by clicking HERE.
Look out for more updates on The Green, exclusively at The Pier! Congrats again on the new signing fellas, Cheers!