Less Than Jake

September 29, 2014

Throughout a career that has run the gamut from self-releases and small indie imprints to large independent labels and major music conglomerates, the band has always been more than the sum of its parts. Now more than ever, though, they espouse their stature as a DIY collective that works together—or at least in tandem with a few trusted allies—on every element of their creative output. Drummer Vinnie Fiorello recalls, “We started out very internal, and nowadays we handle a lot internally again. ”

The result of their old school approach is the old school sound of See The Light, created without any external meddling from corporate lackeys. “Everyone had their alone time with chords and some quick structures; we all put our ideas down before we got together,” says Vinnie. “Then we sat at an octagon table in our warehouse and went through: this is what we think about this song, maybe we should do it ska, maybe we should do it punk—true band songwriting in essence.”

While some other bands of a certain vintage are latching onto musical trends, you won’t find any dubstep beats or vocoder distortion on See The Light—a title that nods to the band’s history of marrying dark lyrical content (the tunnel) to bouncy musical arrangements (the light at the end). Less Than Jake aren’t turning away from their roots, and echoing Mark Twain, Fiorello points out that the rumors regarding their genre’s demise are greatly exaggerated: “Punk has been declared dead every year for 30+ years and it’s still going stronger than ever. People like to declare things dead just because it’s dead to them, but if bands are passionate about what they’re doing, they’ll attract fans who are passionate.”

Less Than Jake return to the great white north for their first Canadian tour in 4 years. This tour begins hot off the heels after hitting a giant milestone for the band as this summer Less Than Jake celebrated their 365th Warped Tour date.

Do The Math 7" that is the title track from See The Light just came out in June. The b-side is a previously unreleased original titled “Connect the Dots” from their See The Light recording sessions. Read what drummer Vinnie Fiorello had to say about this single below:

“The song is an important one to everyone in the band, it encapsulates being through ups and downs in life- not only remembering who was there for you but also who is still around. The notion that you have to carry this heavy weight around on your shoulders becomes null and void when you realize the people, places, and things that matter the most in your life.”

The new "Do The Math" video is as much fun as the band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntL2IYTiJgo

Make sure to catch Less Than Jake on tour across Canada this fall with special guests Big D And The Kids Table and The Interrupters !

Tour dates :

October 9th - Vancouver - Nightclub

October 10th - Calgary - Republik

October 11th - Edmonton - The Starlite Room

October 12th - Saskatoon - Louis' Pub

October 14th - Winnipeg - Pyramid Cabaret

October 16th- Thunder Bay - Crocks

October 18th - Toronto - The Opera House

October 19th - London - London Music Hall

October 22 - Ottawa - Ritual Night Club

October 23 - Montreal - Club Soda

For more information or to book an interview please contact: melanie@fatwreck.com

http://www.lessthanjake.com

http://www.fatwreck.com/

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