MP3 Leak of the Week: The Green

MP3 Leak of the Week: The Green

On Nov. 5th, we premiered The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series Music Video with Easy Star Records Recording Artist The Green! In the video, The Green performs an acoustic rendering of their new song “Good One”. In celebration of the new video & song, we’re giving away the audio session from the music video, in MP3 format, this week only….

You can download the latest song “Good One” acoustic, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday Nov. 16th. View the music video & read more below…

The Green – “Good One” [Acoustic]

“Good One” Background:

The Pier couldn’t be happier to feature Hawaii’s The Green as the Series’ third featured band. They performed a stripped down acoustic version of their new song, “Good One”, off their latest album Hawai’i 13 that was released via Easy Star Records. The Green’s third album Hawai‘i ’13 was released August 20. It was recorded in early 2013 at Hurley Studios in Costa Mesa, CA with producer Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Beck).

Here’s what The Green’s Zion Thompson had to say with regards to the song “Good One”:
“The theme of this song is pretty straight forward. Party style and good vibes. Little known fact: Caleb wrote this song about two of our best friends back home who this kind of thing would actually happen to often. “Richard Matsumoto” is what we call it, but you can still call it “Good One”!”Zion Thompson (Guitarist/Vocalist)

While filming the video, The Green told me they initially had plans to release “Good One” on their first album, but it was a song they wanted to take their time to let evolve. You can purchase The Green’s NEW Album Hawai’i 13, on iTunes by clicking HERE

The Shoot: The Green:
We were able to film The Green during their Fall 2012 Tour as they came through Denver, CO. We filmed the Live Acoustic Video Series at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom the same day of their show at the same venue. We had to ask the venue for access into their venue while keeping it closed off to the public so we could film them performing Acoustic for the Video Series’. The venue was nice enough to allow us early access and the group made it on time to fit the 10am-1pm time frame we had to film the video. The video was directed & edited by Tage Plantell and without him, The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series wouldn’t exist.

The live acoustic rendering of “Good One” includes a 3 part harmony with Caleb Keolanui on the lead with vocals. He’s backed up on vocals by JP Kennedy & Ikaika Antone. Zion Thompson takes the lead on guitar, but doesn’t sing, while Ikaika anchors out the sound with rhythm guitar. I was really impressed by the level of professionalism & quality that came from The Green. They performed the song no less than 5 times, maximizing our time together to produce the highest quality acoustic performance of the song & they nailed it!

With having to be at the venue at 10am to film, The Green had every excuse to say no or cancel last minute. While we faced our own obstacles in making sure the director, sound engineer & venue were available, the group had obstacles of their own playing late the night before in Aspen, CO, driving through the night to perform once again in the morning on camera. Not only were we able to collectively achieve this, but The Green came to life when the lights & cameras were rolling and delivered a stellar acoustic performance. They were humble, complain-free & extremely professional. The result is a timeless treat with an acoustic rendering of their song “Good One” & I’m as excited, as I am proud, to share the video & it’s background with all of you! Much love & respect to The Green, Rootfire, Easy Star Records & Cervantes for allowing all of this to happen!

Watch: The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series: The Green – “Good One”

Tickets on sale via The Green’s website by clicking HERE

The Green – Tour Dates:
Nov 10 @ Paradise Rock Club. Boston, MA.
Nov 12 @ Bottom Lounge. Chicago, IL.
Nov 14 @ Cervantes Masterpiece. Denver, CO.
Nov 15 @ Belly Up Aspen. Aspen, CO.
Nov 16 @ Mesa Theater. Grand Junction, CO.
Nov 18 @ Top Hat Lounge. Missoula, MT.
Nov 19 @ Showbox At The Market. Seattle, WA.
Nov 20 @ WOW Hall. Eugene, OR.
Nov 22 @ The Independent. San Francisco, CA.
Nov 23 @ The Independent. San Francisco, CA. [Sold Out]
Nov 24 @ The Catalyst. Santa Cruz, CA.
Nov 25 @ SLO Brewing Co. San Luis Obispo, CA.
Dec 27 @ House Of Blues San Diego. San Diego, CA. (w/ J Boog)
Dec 28 @ House Of Blues San Diego. San Diego, CA. (w/ J Boog)
Dec 29 @ Hard Rock Live. Las Vegas, NV.
Dec 30 @ Hard Rock Live. Las Vegas, NV.
Feb 08, 2014 @ East Coast Vibes. Gisborne, New Zealand.

The Green Links:
The Green “The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series”
The Green Website
The Green Facebook

Huge thanks again to The Green, Rootfire & Easy Star Records for sharing “Good One” acoustic to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article & Photo By: Mike Patti

Watch: The Pier’s Live Acoustic Series: The Green – “Good One”