House of Marley Kicks Off 2014 At Agenda Trade Show

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At the House of Marley, we don’t just make audio gear, bags and watches — This is a lifestyle. Dubbed the #LiveMarley movement, we’ve taken our entire crew out to the Agenda trade show in Long Beach to show off everything we’ve got going on in 2014. From Team Marley to our latest tech innovations, Agenda is the launching point for a big year at the House of Marley.

This year’s Agenda show is taking place January 7 and 8, and brings together the best in surf, skate, streetwear and sneakers. The trade show’s well-defined voice focuses on exceptional performance and craft, which fits perfectly with the gear we create at the House of Marley. With several exciting new products ready to pave the way, our booth D4 is THEE booth to check out this year at Agenda.

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The Legend ANC Headphones are the new House of Marley flagship headphone, providing Active Noise Canceling technology as well as the height of comfort. The Liberate Bluetooth Headphones are the first of their kind, and the first wireless headphones to bear our name. With the Liberate Bluetooth Portable Audio System, you can share the Marley sound no matter where you are: beach, mountain, office, or home.

Agenda and the House of Marley share a kindred spirit. It’s all about being free to live the life that you want and using crafted gear to help you enjoy the journey along the way. It’s the knowledge that you’re making a difference, one awesome step at a time. Check us out at Agenda in Long Beach. Use #AgendaShow on Twitter and Instagram for all the Agenda updates or follow us to get the inside scoop. As always, #LiveMarley.

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House Of Marley Introduces Latest Gear At CES 2014

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We’ve been waiting months to debut our new Liberate family and thankfully CES 2014 is finally here. If you can’t jam with us in person, then hopefully you can get some insider insight with this blog about all that is happening at the show. 
 
First off, this year it’s all about our Liberate family of products: The Legend ANC headphones, the Liberate XL Bluetooth headphones and the Liberate Bluetooth portable audio system further improve on the Marley signature sound and are built to deliver an impeccable audio experience. The hype is getting real here at CES around these products. Check out what people have been saying:
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Also debuting at CES this week are two of our newest pieces of innovative Bluetooth technology, the Liberate XL Bluetooth Headphones and Liberate Bluetooth Portable Audio System. Freeing yourself from the restrictions of wires and cords has never felt better than being able to wear your headphones and not worry about getting tangled up. Imagine it. No cords. No mess. No stress. Just a nice smooth ride.
 
The Liberate Bluetooth portable audio system crushes the sound. Wrapped in our patented REWIND fabric made from recycled water bottles, organic cotton and hemp, you can connect and listen to Kaya or Exodus with the simple push of a button. We admit these are some of our best sounding (and looking) portable audio systems yet. 
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If you can’t find a way to get into CES 2014, you’ll have to wait a little while longer to get your hands on the latest and greatest House of Marley gear. Be sure to check out our headphones, portable audio systems, bags and watches, while also making sure to follow us on Instagram or Twitter for the latest #CES2014 news. 

House of Marley X Oshima Surf And Skate Launch #LiveMarleyBigIsland

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In October, we launched #LiveMarleyNYC with our Team Marley crew on-hand, but this month we’re headed off the mainland and setting down some roots in Hawaii. Partnered together with our friends at Oshima Surf And Skate, we’re bringing the #LiveMarleyBigIsland movement to the Big Island and beyond.

Oshima, which means “Big Island” in Japanese, has been gathering all the best gear and delivering it to the skaters and surfers of Hawaii since forming in October 2011. It started out as the dream of two fishermen-by-day, Mike Abe and Time Jones, who felt the need to bring killer products to their homeland. Just under two years later, the original brick-and-mortar has seen so much success that it has led to Oshima opening two more storefronts.

The #LiveMarleyBigIsland collab kicks off this weekend when Team Marley invades the Oshima shop for a party of epic proportions. Join us for a night full of music from HOM DJ Pat Simpson, great food and prizes with Team Marley members including Michael Ho, Makua Rothman, Donovan Frankenreiter and recent HIC Pro winner, Mason Ho. The man himself, Rohan Marley will be in the house and spreading the love, in honor of the House of Marley.

Head to the Oshima Hilo location on November 16 and get ready to experience the start of something epic, the #LiveMarleyBigIsland movement. In addition to the party, there will be a House of Marley pop-up shop within Oshima that will feature our earth-friendly headphones, audio systems, Lively Up Bags and timepiece collection. It’s going to be a fun time on the Big Island when the House of Marley and Oshima crews unite for the perfect combo of skate, surf, style and sound.

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House Of Marley Joins S.T.E.A.M. For Childrens Event

Teamed together with S.T.E.A.M., which stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math,” the House of Marley spent last weekend educating L.A.-area children and showing off our earth-friendly gear. With the Marley van in tow, we were able to talk about the environment and why it’s important to use technology that supports our planet.

The event, dubbed S.T.E.A.M Nation, was created to offer inspiration to local kids and help them develop a love of the planet earth and new technology. With children ranging in age from first to eighth grade, 2400 participants explored West LA college and learned more about how the worlds of tech, environment and humans all interact with one another.

One place where all three intersect is at the House of Marley. By showing off our sustainable goods, we were able to demonstrate to these young thinkers that products can be both great for the environment and look stylish at the same time. By using recycled metal, leather, cotton, hemp and water bottles, the House of Marley has been able to create powerful audio gear that helps to remove unwanted products from the wastestream.

Have you ever wondered just how many recycled water bottles go into our Bag of Riddim, Lively Up Scout Pack, Marital Watch and Rise Up Over-Ear Headphones? At the House of Marley, we place great value on creating awesome gear and the chart below shows just how we do it.

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House Of Marley Hangs At The Hurley Pro

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A few weeks back, the House of Marley crew had the chance to hang out at the Hurley Pro in the legendary surf spot of Lower Trestles in California. It was an epic contest that saw some sick waves and heavy competition amongst the best surfers on the ASP world tour including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow.

In the end, the number seven stop of the 2013 tour was a dog fight between Burrow with fellow competitor Julian Wilson. Yet, it was Burrow’s heavy backhanded runs and some gnarlier righthanded runners that took the Busselton, WA native to the top of the podium. Despite finishing in ninth place, Mick Fanning took over the lead in overall points on the tour with only three contests left in this year’s schedule.

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While at the Hurley Pro, we had time to catch up with some of our friends including Hurley owner Bob Hurley, Hurley Waves For Water founder Jon Rose and HOM brand manager Jeffrey Baldwin. Check out these interviews below from our buds over at L.E.A.F., or Leaders of Environmental Action Films, and get up-to-date with what’s going on with the entire crew.

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As our brand manager, Jeffrey Baldwin has been in charge of shaping the direction of our brand and Team Marley. Stay tuned for some huge names that will be coming to the Team Marley crew and, in the meantime, check out this interview with Jeffrey.

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As the founder of one of the biggest extreme sports clothing companies in the world, Bob Hurley has made a huge impact on surf, skate and snow. Additionally, he has had an impact on the environment by starting Hurley H20, a water-based initiative. Way to #LiveMarley Bob!

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Ben Edwards and his Waves For Water crew also imbibe in the #LiveMarley spirit by taking great stride to bring clean water to those who need it. Through unique efforts like their “Buy a Filter” campaign, donation drives and location-based projects, Edwards and his team have already helped to make a huge difference.

Photos Credit: The Hurley Pro

House of Marley and Collegefest 2012 Rock Beantown

School may be back in session, but that’s not stopping the House of Marley from reminding Boston-area students just how much of a party college can be. While books and brains are important, there is always time to enjoy some extracurricular activities. How can you get involved this weekend? Check out Collegefest 2012 and be ready to have your mind blown.

Bringing together some of today’s most epic performers, Collegefest 2012 and the House of Marley are ready to rock the roof off of the Hynes Convention Center on September 22 and 23. The first night’s entertainment includes exciting sets from the EDM king of Boston E-Marce, the synth-pop sounds of The Electric Sons and the catchy pop-punk of Basement Superheroes. Headlining on Saturday night is none other than Wale, Maybach Music’s smoothest emcee, whose take on hip-hop lies in the same vein of Drake and Kid Cudi.

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The relentless pace doesn’t let up on Sunday as Collegefest 2012 continues with another night of essential live music. Leading the charge on Sunday night are The Cataracs, the production team who have taken over the charts since the debut of their hit “Like a G6” by Far Eastern Movement. In addition, Kap Slap, the prodigal DJ son of the Boston area, brings his EDM mashups to take the party to the next level.

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If you’ve yet to experience the powerful feeling of listening to the sounds of reggae through a pair of Destiny TTR, a Bag of Rhythm or the brand new Get Up Stand Up home audio system, let Collegefest 2012 be your indoctrination to the #LiveMarley lifestyle. The House of Marley will be repping all our awesome products and even doing some killer giveaways and contests in Boston. Look for the House of Marley team and our prize wheel for your chance to win t-shirts, Marley earbuds, a House of Marley jacket, USBs, stickers, posters, hemp tote bags and bracelets.

After you’re done checking out our headphones at Collegefest 2012, snap a pic with our House of Marley street team and upload it to Instagram or Twitter. Be sure to tag your photo with @houseofmarley and use #LiveMarley and #Collegefest2012 somewhere in your post so that we can see all of our Boston fans. The House of Marley hopes that all of our Boston friends will come out to Collegefest 2012 and have a blast ringing in the new school year.

The House of Marley Heads Back to School

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After the long and winding road that was summer on the 2012 Van’s Warped Tour, the House of Marley is already back behind the wheel of the Marley VW bus and showing off our in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones and over-ear headphones. Braving the powerful winds and rain of Hurricane Issac, the House of Marley bus will be zigzagging all over the eastern seaboard throughout September with sunshine and music in hand.

Having already hit up George Mason University and University of Virginia, the House of Marley campus tour will next stop at West Virginia University and Virginia Tech later this week to welcome students back to school in proper style. It might be a bummer that all the summer fun is coming to an end, but the House of Marley is bringing a reminder that fun is never far away when our in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones or over-ear headphones are nearby.

Moving out of Virginia in the second week of the campus tour, the House of Marley bus will continue onto North Carolina, South Carolina, labama and Florida, until reaching its final destination of Central Florida University on September 28. Look out for the House of Marley team in your town. Let us know how you #LiveMarley and you never know what kind of soul satisfying swag may come your way.

Check out the House of Marley on your campus!

8/30 – West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
8/31 – Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA)
9/4 – Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
9/5 – Duke University (Durham, NC)
9/6 – North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
9/11 – University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
9/12 – Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
9/13 – Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
9/19 – University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
9/20 – Auburn University (Auburn, GA)
9/21 – South Florida University (Tampa, FL)
9/28 – Central Florida University (Orlando, FL)

Satisfy Your Surf: The House of Marley Live From the East Coast Surfing Championships

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We’re knee deep in the surf at the East Coast Surfing Championships in Virginia Beach and so far it’s been a real wild week. With every turn of the head there are tons of awesome events going on as far as the eye can see. Whether it’s surfing, skate demos, music or just general beach hanging, we’ve taken in all the East Coast Surfing Championships has had to offer and it’s only Friday afternoon.

The House of Marley team is gearing up for the big Breath Carolina show tonight by taking in an awesome skate demo courtesy of the Vans Shoes team. Saturday and Sunday at the East Coast Surfing Championships will offer even more fun with music from Donovan Frankenreiter and tons of activities including beach volleyball, mini ramp jam, a cornhole tournament and some killer fireworks. A week packed with this much action is nothing short of the ideal #LiveMarley good time.

If you haven’t gotten in your car and dialed Virginia Beach into your GPS System yet then check out these killer photos below. Look for the House of Marley bus at the East Coast Surfing Championships and come check out our on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones and over-ear headphones. Then, stay and enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer.

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#LiveMarley On The 2012 Vans Warped Tour: Epilogue

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Now that the 2012 Vans Warped Tour has come to a close, taking with it our exclusive in-field coverage, we’d like to punctuate the end of this epic summer adventure with a profile of the House of Marley stage featuring some of our favorite artists. Listen in as G-Eazy, T. Mills, The Constellations, The Green, and Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds recount their #LiveMarley summer on the House of Marley stage at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 1 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 2 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 3 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 4 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Breakdown.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Conclusion.

For exclusive 2012 Vans Warped Tour photos, visit the House of Marley on Facebook.

#LiveMarley On The 2012 Vans Warped Tour: The End

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Talk about a long and hot summer, but we did it! The first year for House of Marley sponsoring a stage at the Vans Warped Tour is now complete. I know I speak for everyone at HOM when I say we loved having our own stage to share the mission of Marley with each and every one of you!

Having said that, this will be my final blog from the road. Today I’m writing from the Portland airport before flying home to southern California. It feels so good to be back on the best coast – oops, I mean west coast.

Yesterday was actually my first full day off in two months. I slept in, and then went with a few friends to a beautiful “lazy” river in the Oregon mountains. I was told not to tell anyone where it is because it’s a “locals only” spot, but next time you’re in the Pacific Northwest, keep your eyes peeled for “Sandy Beach” off the Columbia River.

Anyway, back to the tour… If I had to pick the ten best shows we had this summer, it would have to be Denver, San Francisco, Ventura, Cuyahoga Falls, Tinley Park, Mansfield, St. Petersburg, and Milwaukee. I mean, all the shows were amazing in their own way, but these will be the shows that I will personally remember the most.

Before I sign off, I just want to give a huge shout-out to all the bands, crew, and fans that made the House of Marley stage a reality every day on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.

As a proper farewell, I’ve put together a little parting gift for you all: a playlist of my favorite songs from the House of Marley stage at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. Until next year, my friends….

#LiveMarley,

Chris Hurley


PLAYLIST: THE BEST OF THE HOUSE OF MARLEY STAGE

The Green – “Alone”

Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds – “Uplift”

Ballyhoo! – “Cerveza”

T. Mills – “She Got A…”

G-Eazy – “All I Could Do”

Mod Sun – “Happy As Fu*k”

Champagne Champagne – “Soda & Pop Rocks”

The Constellations – “Felicia”

Stepdad – “My Leather, My Fur, My Nails”

Echo Movement – “Keep My Head High”

Emily’s Army – “Do You Wanna Dance”


Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 1 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 2 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 3 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 4 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Breakdown.

For exclusive 2012 Vans Warped Tour photos, visit the House of Marley on Facebook.