New York City reggae outfit New Kingston is preparing to release its third full-length album KINGSTON CITY on indie reggae powerhouse label Easy Star Records. The record, which will come out January 27, 2015, includes 12 songs and guest appearances by members of Tribal Seeds, Hawaiian singer-songwriter Kimie Miner, Sister Carol, The Wailing Souls, and the late, great reggae legend Sugar Minott.
Prior to signing with Easy Star Records New Kingston self-released two studio albums and toured with the likes of Collie Buddz, The Green, Easy Star All-Stars, Beres Hammond, and many more. The band is a true family affair, featuring three brothers (Stephen, Courtney Jr., and Tahir), who all sing and play instruments, joined by their father, Courtney Sr., who plays bass.
For Easy Star Records, having New Kingston on the roster is a return to its roots for the nearly 18-year old label. “New Kingston definitely stands out in the current scene,” says Easy Star CEO Eric Smith. “Their show is dynamic and exciting, they are one of the hardest working bands we have ever met, and every other artist we talk to has nothing but positive things to say about them. Musically, we feel they bring something different to the label, something that feels current, and at the same, brings us back to our earliest days of releasing reggae in New York.”
A pre-order for the record will go live in December, along with some sneak listens of tracks from the record. In the meantime, New Kingston is hitting the road in the U.S. to promote the new album.