Less Than Jake’s new album GNV FL out June 24th

Music News | Apr 24th, 2008

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Almost as a tribute and a celebratory appreciation of their roots, ska-punk all stars LESS THAN JAKE (LTJ) have named their album GNV FLA after their hometown of Gainesville, Florida. Set for release on June 24, 2008, this release marks the debut of their first new material on their new self-owned and controlled indie label Sleep It Off Records. Just last month, the label re-released four of the band’s early titles with expanded DVD content – Pezcore; Goodbye, Blue & White; Losers, Kings and Things We Don’t Understand and the DVD The People’s History of Less Than Jake.

Embarking on a whole new journey as independent artists in control of their own destiny, LTJ have decided to revisit their roots not only in spirit (and album title) but also in their music. A return to form that could be called the “traditional” Less Than Jake sound, complete with their trademark bouncy ska grooves and horns galore, GNV FLA comes full circle with the band’s beginnings, when they were scrapping up money from gigs to augment their Pez collections. Recorded at Atlas Studios in Chicago and produced by Matt Allison (Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, The Falcon), this album is a surefire testament that, once again, proves why LTJ have one of the most durable and faithful fanbases that stretch from the top of Canada to the bottom of South America that span both sides of the globe.

A sobering look at the realities of Gainesville in particular but with a universal eye to the everyman living in every small city in the US in these down economic times, GNV FLA by no means is a depressing record, but instead a hopeful and positive one. By pointing the microscope on folks like single mothers , drug dealers, and other common city characters, LTJ celebrates their lives and pays tribute to those who are often forgotten.

They will be doing a mini tour that bookends The Bamboozle on May 3rd at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. And then starting June 17th in St. Petersburg, FL, LTJ will be headlining the SHOUT IT LOUD tour this Summer in support of their new album. Tour mates include Goldfinger, Suburban Legends, Mustard Plug and Big D and the Kids Table *(tour dates below). Tickets are available at tixx1.artistarena.com/lessthanjake/.

Apr 30 Rocketown Nashville, TN
May 01 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
May 03 Bamboozle East Rutherford, NJ
May 05 “Cinco de Mustache” @ Valarium Knoxville, TN
May 06 The Music Farm Charleston, SC

w/ Mustard Plug, Suburban Legends
Jun 17 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL
Jun 18 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jun 19 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
Jun 20 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jun 21 House of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Jun 22 The Norva Norfolk, VA

w/ Goldfinger, Westbound Train, Suburban Legends
Jun 23 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
Jun 25 The Palladium Worcester, MA
Jun 27 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI

w/ Dropkick Murphys, Goldfinger, Paul Green’s School of Rock All-Stars, Westbound Train, Suburban Legends
Jun 29 Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, PA

w/ Goldfinger, Big D and The Kids Table, Suburban Legends
Jul 01 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
Jul 02 Congress Theatre Chicago, IL

Jul 03 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Jul 04 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Jul 05 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
Jul 07 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
Jul 08 House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
Jul 09 Kool Haus Toronto, ON

w/ Big D and The Kids Table, Suburban Legends
Jul 10 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Jul 11 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton Beach, NH
Jul 12 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 13 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
Jul 14 Toad’s Place Richmond Richmond, VA
Jul 16 House Of Blues New Orleans, LA
Jul 17 Meridian Houston, TX
Jul 18 House Of Blues Dallas, TX
Jul 20 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO

w/ Goldfinger, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends
Jul 21 The Great Salt Air Magna, UT
Jul 24 House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV
Jul 25 RegencyCenter @ TheGrand San Francisco, CA
Jul 26 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Jul 27 The Grove of Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Jul 29 House Of Blues San Diego, CA