This year marks Less Than Jake's 20th anniversary as a band, but they still manage to surprise fans. The ska-punk heroes have released an unannounced EP today entitled Season's Greetings From Less Than Jake. It's a companion to last summer's surprise Greeting's From EP and has five new songs. We're streaming the second track, "Younger Lungs," on the band's AP.net Profile and in the replies. Check it out, and pick up a copy of the EP here if you like it. The band begins its run of northeast shows tonight in Brooklyn; the dates can be found here.
Less Than Jake has released a free tour compilation that you can download here. Track listing is below. The release is in support of the band's upcoming northeast tour dates, and you can see those dates here.
Track Listing 01) Less Than Jake - "Can't Yell Any Louder"
02) Samiam - "September"
03) Plow United - "Lighters"
04) Flatfoot 56 - "I'll Fly Away"
Less Than Jake drummer/lyricist Vinnie Fiorello has announced a new graphic novel called "The Phone Call." Fiorello wrote the graphic novel and began tweeting the text from it today. The novel can be pre-ordered here, and will officially come out February 20. Press release and artwork are in the replies.
Paper + Plastick has launched a new comic series called "Perfect Teeth." It follows the career of a vampire band and how the music industry tries to keep pace by signing other monster bands. Members of Less Than Jake and the Descendents teamed up to record a song as the vampire band, which goes by the name Perfect Teeth, and the song will be released later this month. You can download the introductory Perfect Teeth #0 for free here or buy a limited, physical edition for $3 here.
I recently did an interview with Less Than Jake's Buddy Schaub for Limited Pressing. In the interview, which you can read here, Buddy announces that the band will press Greetings From Less Than Jake on vinyl and are planning to work on a new EP.
Warped Tour may be over, but we still have one more of our Backstage Sessions filmed at the Mansfield, MA date left! Less Than Jake take the energy of their renowned live show and strip it down for an intense acoustic performance. Head to the replies to watch them play "Suburban Myth," "Can't Yell Any Louder" and "Leave It All To Me" (better known as the iCarly theme song).
Tomorrow at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, we are going to be featuring a special chat here on AP.net. We're dubbing it a Paper + Plastick "family" chat, as members of Junior Battles, Red City Radio and Reverse The Curse will be present. Junior Battles and Reverse The Curse have upcoming releases while Red City Radio released a full-length earlier this year. Also present in the chat will be label owner (and Less Than Jake drummer) Vinnie Fiorello, as well as label manager Susannah Caviness. The bands will be fielding questions about their releases this year and future plans, while the label employees will be talking industry stuff and the ins and outs of running a record label. Be sure to stop...
How awesome would it be to win a brand spanking new Less Than Jake skatedeck with a copy of the band's new 4 disc anthology DVD set? Well, here's your chance! Jump to the replies and leave a comment to be entered and be sure to catch the band this summer on The Warped Tour.
Less Than Jake will release Anthology, a four disc DVD collection featuring performances of Pezcore, Losing Streak, Hello Rockview, Borders & Boundaries, Anthem, and In With the Out Crowd and featuring a fourth disc of bonus videos. A trailer can be found here. The DVD will be out June 21 via Sleep It Off.
Less Than Jake will release a DVD digipack entitled Anthology on June 21 via Sleep It Off Records. Three discs will feature the band performing their first six albums in their entirety live, while the final DVD includes footage spanning the band's touring career. Press release in the replies.
Death to False Hope Records have completed the gigantic line up for their 2 year anniversary party, which can be found in the replies. It will be held at the Motorco in Durham, NC on January 21st-22nd. Tickets can be purchased here.
Head over to Less Than Jake's AP.net profile to hear their cover of the iCarly theme song. Punk Goes Nickelodeon? Ska Goes Pop? No, it's from the band's TV/EP, a collection of jingle covers due on October 12th via Sleep It Off. Enjoy!