Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Less Than Jake - Greetings From Less Than Jake
Idle (Yesterday): There's a new release by Gainesville old timers Less Than Jake? What? That's pretty cool...depending on what it sounds like and all.
Idle (Present): Hey Idle of Yesterday's Past. Don't worry, this EP is fucking solid. It's really awesome.
Idle (Future): Hey, you Idles! Don't worry! You make it through the apocalypse just fine! But, just to be safe, you should work out more and start getting really into guns. Yeah, I know, you think guns are stupid. You're going to have to change that, pussy.
Idle (Present): Whatever, Future Idle, I'll let YOU worry about that. But, more pressing matters are at hands currently. There's a new Less Than Jake EP, and it's pretty fucking solid. I'm going to ignore your working out advice, and your insane Charlton Heston advice. I'm just going to review this new EP instead.
Okay, so Less Than Jake put out a new EP. Awesome. It's actually pretty damn solid. I mean, GNV FLA was a pretty decent release too, so it's to be expected. They also did that weird TV/EP that was pretty awesome. So, I guess this was to be expected. The songs are pretty similar to Losing/Rockview era Less Than Jake, but definitely not rehashes of old favorites. These are new songs with their own pair of pants and their own cool, hipster haircut.
So, if you like Less Than Jake...you'll like this. Plain and simple. There's hardly any reviewing to do here! The recording quality is solid, the vocals are as catchy as ever and the horns are ever-competent in performing excellent bits of exciting brasswork. You can purchase the album and give it your own listen, if you're interested and all. You should be, it's fucking rad.
GREETINGS FROM LESS THAN JAKE.
Idle and the Bear.