Hawaii's breakout band The Green has debuted at #1 on The Billboard Reggae and iTunes Reggae charts with the release of their third studio album Hawai'i '13 (released August 20 on Easy Star Records), and impressively landed at #77 on The Billboard Top 200 Chart. The critically-acclaimed album has also debuted on other Billboard charts including #13 on the Top Pacific Chart, #25 Top Indie Chart, and #40 on the Top 200 Digital albums, amongst others.
"With its #1 debut on the reggae charts, Hawai'i '13 continues to prove that The Green is one of the top reggae acts today. But debuting at #77 on The Billboard Top 200 chart and seeing big sales spikes in new territories also demonstrates that the band's aggressive touring and infectious music is winning over new fans and taking things to another level," says Easy Star Records co-founder Eric Smith.
The band is about to embark on another extensive 28-date U.S. tour with special guest Kimie. Critical praise from a diverse range of media outlets has agreed that this is the band's strongest album yet.
"Hawai'i '13 is their best album to date. It's their most inspired work, most varied, and most worldly."
"...the Green's mix of reggae, rock, soul, and Hawaiian vibes has reached full maturity on the great Hawai'i '13" - All Music Guide
Hawai'i '13 is the band's third studio album and was recorded and mixed with Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck, Jack Johnson) mainly in Costa Mesa, CA, at Hurley Studios. Since the 2011 release of their chart-topping (#1 Billboard and iTunes Reggae) sophomore album Ways & Means (Easy Star Records), the sextet continues to raise their profile to the top of the thriving US reggae scene. The
Green's previous two albums have sold over 50,000 copies worldwide,
winning awards (iTunes Best Reggae Album 2010, Best Reggae Album at
Hawaii's 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards) and receiving critical praise
from respected media outlets. Their
prolific touring has yielded countless sold out shows, while sharing the
bill with reggae heavyweights Damian Marley, Rebelution, and SOJA, to
name a few. Internationally they've toured in Japan, New Zealand, and
Guam, while at home performing at notable festivals including the Vans
Warped Tour, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and the California Roots Festival.