Ska legends Less Than Jake are currently celebrating their 20 year anniversary with a East Coast tour that found a packed house Friday night at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theater. The band also surprised fans on this same day by unexpectedly releasing more new music specifically for this tour. The band issued the following statement via their website regarding this surprise release:
“Seasons Greetings From Less Than Jake! No, this is no Christmas record THIS IS 5 BRAND NEW SONGS, Written and recorded in the winter of late 2011 and very early 2012, This is a companion to our summer EP Greetings From Less Than Jake! Consider both groups of songs- the salt to the pepper, the peanut butter to the jelly, you get it right? Happy 20th Anniversary to US and a special Thank You to everyone.”
The new EP was produced by Less Than Jake bassist Roger Lima at his studio, The Moathouse, in Gainesville and was mixed by Stephen Egerton of The Descendents. Seasons Greetings From Less Than Jake! is only available from Less Than Jake‘s website and will also be sold at shows. Now 20 years into the game, Less Than Jake are still packing in the club circuit and can effortlessly fill an evening with quirky antics and hours of great tunes.
Main support for this tour includes Flatfoot 56, Samiam, and Plow United. Plow United are currently supporting their latest release, Sleepwalk: A Retrospective, which coincided with the band’s reformation in 2011. This massive 34-song collection combines the band’s three full-length albums with hand selected rarities and one unreleased track. If you are just tuning into this Delaware pop-punk powerhouse, consider this a your late pass.
Our incredibly talented Senior Staff Photographer Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging was on hand to capture the show in photos for your viewing pleasure.
So without further ado..
All Pictures by Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging.