Less Than Jake GNV FLA (W/PRINT + 7")
Vinyl LP Details
- Released: July 30, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sleep It Off Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
180 gram vinyl with 7" plus limited lithograph print signed by the band.
Alternative Press - p.1583 stars out of 5 -- "[C]ombining their experience and production values with bouncing horn sections and the urgency their fans love."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.57"Throughout it all, drummer Vinnie Fiorello's lyrics remain exploratory and cathartic, the chorus is still king and LTJ still sound unmistakably like themselves, untouched by current trends and fads."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.City of Gainesville
- 2.The State of Florida
- 3.Does the Lion City Still Roar?
- 4.Summon Monsters
- 5.Abandon Ship
- 6.Handshake Meets Pokerface
- 7.Settling Son
- 8.Malachi Richter's Liquor's Quicker
- 9.Golden Age of My Negative Ways
- 10.The Space They Can't Touch
- 11.Conviction Notice
- 12.This One's Gonna Leave a Bruise
- 13.The Life of the Party Has Left the Building
- 14.Devil in My Dna
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Malachi Richter's
- 2.Liquor's Quicker
On this 2008 outing, the punk-pop ensemble Less Than Jake makes a prominent return to its signature third-wave-ska sound after somewhat of a departure with 2006's IN WITH THE OUT CROWD, deemed by some to be too slick and accessible. More in line with the spirit of LTJ's lauded '03 album, ANTHEM, GNV FLA (an abbreviation of the band's hometown--Gainesville, Florida) features buoyant horn lines (see the sunny "City of Gainesville") and jaunty 2 Tone melodies (the propulsive "Does the Lion City Still Roar?"), proving that the Pez-fueled group is at its finest when staying close to its roots.