Less Than Jake are doing a small stint with Hostage Calm and Pentimento . In honor of this, the bands are offering up a free tour sampler. Each band contributed a song to the three-track sampler which can be downloaded here. On it, you'll find Less Than Jake's "A Return to Headphones," Hostage Calm's "Don't Die on Me Now" and Pentimento's "Unless."
Shocking to probably many of you, Less Than Jake is still around and cranking out ska. Even more shocking to most of you, that music is still pretty damn good. Now I know that ever since they abandoned ska with their erhm ... pop-friendly In With The Out Crowd that they lost a lot of their older fans, including myself. However they had a return to form with their 2008 release of GNV FLA that was incredibly solid, and let me go ahead and say that their compilation [...]
Less Than Jake have begun writing their eighth full-length. Drummer Vinnie Fiorello said this: It's not a secret that we have been not releasing any full length records, I loved the quickness of writing and recording the EP format, you can dance around [different] styles .Anyway, being able to cut songs and recording into chunks served our band well during the last few years, allowing us to equally concentrate on our anniversary and be at home with our new expanding families. Now, we have been writing new songs for a full length, a complete [...]
Happyman - Less Than Jake Download: 02-happyman.mp3 I listened to them one time three days ago! Gah! This song starts off promisingly but that doesn't last. Oh who am i kidding? [...]
Last one out of Liberty City - Less Than Jake Download: 01-last-one-out-of-liberty-cit y.mp3 The problem with my slips into nostalgia, or indeed any of my listening habits, is that there is an [...]
Lockdown - Less Than Jake Download: 16-lockdown.mp3 This might illicit a "oh yeah. Hmm..." indifferent, surpriseless reaction, but i was once very much into Less Than Jake. Enabled by a friend [...]
Yesterday the Vans Warped Tour made its first return to London since 1999. We didn't go. We do know some people who did go, and their reactions on Twitter ranged from "Oh my God! Onesies everywhere!" to "Lasted just an hour at Warped" . We know that (some) of us here at Thrash Hits have a reputation as being surly No Fun Club -types, but by gosh, did we not see this as a challenge to make a listenable Sunday Spotify Slaylist about it. Oh God, did we try. [...]
Long time no see homies! I just got back from a trip to Vegas for the first time in my life, and what a fucking place. I never been there before, and for someone with A.D.D, that place is one giant distraction after another. Pulled all nighters practically every night, my entire trip was pretty much sponsored by energy drinks and questionable decisions (that worked out very well in the end). Everything in that city is over the top, and I can see why people I know hate it, but it's definitely what you make of it. I [...]
Fat Wreck Chords has a stream of the reissue of Less Than Jake 's sole release for the label on October 9, 2012 . Borders and Boundaries was originally issued in 2000 and the new version will include the original fifteen tracks as well as new artwork, previously unreleased demos and a bonus DVD of the album performed live from the band's 2007 full album performances in Orlando, Florida.
New Found Glory will be extending their upcoming Sticks And Stones tour to the UK this winter, the band has announced. Additional dates leading up to the UK edition of the Vans Warped Tour, taking place in London on November 10, have been announced, featuring co-headliners Less Than Jake and support from The Story So Far and Man Overboard .
Less Than Jake The Firebird Sept. 19, 2012 Remember when ska enjoyed that revival in the '90s? And remember when Less Than Jake said, "This ska thing is great, but it could use some pop punk, t... Continue reading "Less Than Jake at the Firebird, 9/19/12: Highlights" >
If it had been any other lineup, I probably wouldn't have attended Chicago's Riot Fest 2012 - simply because of its location(s). For one, I loathe the Congress Theater. I'll never forget how their bathrooms look like set pieces from Seven or Saw , or how they let Man Man sound piss poor that one time, or when they closed coat check during a bitter cold New Year's Eve party. The latter which resulted in yours truly getting heat sores all over his chest, all from having to wear a leather jacket on the dance [...]
In addition to those sweet as you like on-stage photos of Cancer Bats' Main Stage triumph we showed you last weekend , our man Gobinder Jhitta took a shedload of photos at this year's Leeds Festival. We basically gave him free rein to go shoot whatever and whoever he wanted, and he didn't let us down - pretty much every band we ranted and/or raved about in our post-Reading & Leeds Festival podcast is featured in his gallery, which you can check out after the jump. [...]
As I leave the Starland Ballroom for the first time I look back and realize that this show was one of the loudest and craziest shows of my life. The show featured ska/reggae kings Less Than Jake and Catch 22 , along with supporting acts Obi Fernandez , The Waffle Stompers , and the Avon Junkies . Unfortunately, I showed up late and didn't have a chance to catch the Avon Junkies. I arrived about 5 minutes before the Waffle Stompers came out. I was excited to see them because I had [...]
Fat Wreck Chords will be re-issuing Less Than Jake 's sole release for the label on October 9, 2012 . Borders and Boundaries was originally issued in 2000 and the new version will include the original 15 tracks as well as new artwork, previously unreleased demos and a bonus DVD of the album performed live from the band's 2007 full album performances in Orlando, Florida. The band followed the release of the album by signing to Warner Music Group to some controversy . The [...]
Holy matrimony, batman. Did you know that in ancient times, the job of the groomsmen was to protect the bride from being kidnapped and the groom from being murdered by rivals? We've come a long way. I spent the past weekend down in DC for one of my best bud's weddings. Dancing, food, merriment, friend reunions, and stage dives... It almost makes me want to get married but then I realize, all I want is to have a giant party all the time. And you know what that means... here's a few punk/ska tunes about marriage. [...]
St. Vincent and David Byrne - Love This Giant Jul 6 Kanye West Buy Tickets Amex presale begins: Wed, 06/20/12 10:00 AM Revel Ovation Hall Revel Beach, NJ 09:00 PM [...]
Counting (out of step) sheep Usually I don't post at night because I'm busy with other shit, but I've been busy all weekend and really felt like making a post today. It's approaching midnight for us East Coasters here, so I figure, why not make a mix for all you people out there who have the night jobs/studying/just plain fucking can't sleep. MP3: Rancid - Midnight Ceremony - Dead Moon California (Midnight in Solitude)/The Difference ... Bedouin Soundclash - Midnight Rockers [...]
After a landmark year in 2011, the eighth annual RIOT FEST-the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era-is expanding for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012. The RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will feature a wide mix of artists ranging from Gaslight Anthem, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Built To Spill, AWOLNATION, Gogol Bordello, Frank Turner, Coheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake and many more. It’s set for Friday, September 14, ...