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CD Review: Less Than Jake - "Greetings From Less Than Jake" EP

7/7/2011 8:37pm EDT
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Ok kids, time for some simple word association. What’s the first thing that pops into your head when Less Than Jake hits your speakers? Fun. Well, that should be the first thing on the tip of everyone’s tongues when speaking of the veteran ska-punkers, and their latest, a limited release EP entitled Greetings From Less Than Jake, should really be no different. By the second track, “Goodbye Mr. Personality,” your feet should tapping and your head bobbing, and hell, after the opener “Can’t Yell Any Louder,” you really should have been doing that already. Though the afore mention “Goodbye Mr....

Review Rundown: The Chariot, While She Sleeps, Less Than Jake, Ill Nino, Le Fetur Pompiste

11/28/2010 1:48pm EST
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This edition of the Review Rundown offers looks at new release from bands such as the Chariot, While She Sleeps, Less Than Jake, Ill Nino and Le Futur Pompiste.

File Under: Metalcore In Need of Ritalin

The Chariot – Long Live (Good Fight): Long Live mostly finds the Chariot waxing nostalgic, showcasing the fact that even though they seemingly just released an album (2009’s Wars and Rumors of Wars), these Georgian’s still have a thunderous bite to go along with their chugging bark ("The Audience," "Calvin Makenzie"), though there are times throughout that are sure to have you thinking th...

Win Single File's Full-Length Debut Album, 'Common Struggles'

4/14/2009 6:00pm EDT
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Denver-based rock trio Single File released Common Struggles, their full length debut, on April 7th. "The title Common Struggles says it all - I'm not pretending that any of what I've dealt with is new, it's just the human condition," says lead vocalist/guitarist/bassist Sloan Anderson, explaining the choice of title for Single File's album, which was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects, Less Than Jake).

The album features the quirky pop-rock track "Mannequin Loveseat" as well as the just released album single "Girlfriends." The new single is sure ...

2009's Music Festival Rundown

2/5/2009 12:04pm EST
The music festival season is upon us! Line-ups, dates and venues are continuously being announced for this summer's crop of festivals. Here's the lowdown on some of the biggest American musical smorgasbords:

Warped Tour

Location: U.S. and Canada

Dates: June 26-August 23

Band Highlights: Less Than Jake, NOFX, Forever the Sickest Kids

Celebrating it's 15th anniversary, the Vans Warped Tour is set to begin and end it's journey in California, conquering other locations in the U.S. and Canada in between. In the past few years, the Warped Tour seems to have shied away from big-na...

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Featured On New iPhone App

1/13/2009 5:00pm EST
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With their new album Lonely Road finally hitting stores on February 3rd, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have teamed up with the number one free game on the iPhone, Tap Tap Revenge. All you need to do to play is download the game onto your iPhone or iPod Touch. The band's current single, "You Better Pray" is featured in the addictive game.

Tap Tap Revenge is a free game that challenges players to keep up with infectious songs by tapping the right spots on the phone's (or iPod Touch) screen. Since the game debuted in July, it quickly found its way towards the top of the iPhone application st...

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Sets Tour Dates Thru March; New CD Out Feb. 3

12/10/2008 6:30pm EST
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For Virgin Records platinum-plus rockers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, a busy holiday season is only getting busier in the two-month run-up to the much-anticipated February 3, 2009 release of the band's second album, Lonely Road.

The band played early Secret Santa to their worldwide fan community by posting the new album track "Pen & Paper" as a free download at the website, adding a stream of the song to, and letting viral word of mouth do the rest.

The album's kick-off single and video, the righteous rocker "You Better Pray," has already been ...

Less Than Jake Pay Tribute To Hometown On New CD; Band On Tour Now

7/3/2008 6:00pm EDT
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Almost as a tribute and celebratory appreciation of their roots, ska-punk all stars Less Than Jake have named their album GNV FLA after their hometown of Gainesville, Florida. Released on June 24 this latest disc marks the debut of their first new material on their new self-owned and controlled indie label Sleep It Off Records.

Recently, 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 ...

Reel Big Fish To Release New CD, 'Monkeys For Nothin' And The Chimps For Free,' July 10; Tour Starts July 3

5/4/2007 7:15pm EDT
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There ain't no party like a Reel Big Fish party and the OC band is preparing to launch their annual madcap summer tour extravaganza with Less Than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto, and Against All Authority supporting.

Planning to preview songs from their upcoming Monkeys For Nothin' And The Chimps For Free release (due out July 10th on Rock Ridge Music) the new disc will feature 17 soon-to-be-classic Reel Big Fish songs. "It's everything you ever wanted, needed and never expected from Reel Big Fish," singer Aaron Barrett declares.

Emancipated from their major label hell, the boys i...

Fenix TX To Release Live Album

10/27/2005 7:30am EDT
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Sometimes wishes do come true. For fans of Fenix TX who wished for reconciliation after the band's sudden break-up in 2002, the dream will become reality on November 8 when the highly anticipated Purple Reign In Blood - Live album (with enhanced CD featuring a live video of "Katie W") will be released. The band launched an extensive tour in Cleveland on October 7 to bring the celebration directly to their anxious fans. The Drive Thru Records-sponsored trek-which also features Allister, Houston Calls, Day at the Fair and Denver Harbor--concludes December 4 in Chicago.

Recorded in Tem...