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Less Than Jake Announce New Album; Stream New Song

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Less Than Jake will release their new album, Silver Linings, on December 11th. Today they’ve shared the new song “Lie to Me” and pre-orders are now up.

    Track Listing

    1. The High Cost of Low Living
    2. Lie To Me
    3. Keep on Chasing
    4. Anytime and Anywhere
    5. The Test
    6. Dear Me
    7. Monkey Wrench Myself
    8. King of the Downside
    9. Lost at Home
    10. Move
    11. Bill
    12. So Much Less

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  2. reachingfor

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    Just preordered! Super excited
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  3. reachingfor

    Regular Supporter

    Also, does anyone know why they have a new drummer?
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  4. tomtom94


    They haven't gone into detail but it seems like Vinnie had had enough of touring and decided to focus on other things.
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  5. Punkrocker


    Well, that was really good.
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  6. xenoabe


    Great track! This band puts me in such a happy place.
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  7. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

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  8. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    hell yeah. even a 'meh' album from them is still a fun listen. they're not typically a winter band for me though so it'll be strange giving them plays around christmas time haha

    that said

    how have they not made a ska christmas album yet
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  9. Jusscali

    Hey girl, hey Prestigious

    God bless them. Not my stuff anymore but love em. Songs just okay. BIG news about Vinnie though. If anyone knows more please point me in the right direction.
  10. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

    On October 24, 2018, Fiorello announced that while he would remain a member of Less Than Jake, he would no longer be touring with the band.[7] After Fiorello's announcement, the band recruited Teen Idols drummer Matt Yonker as their touring drummer. On September 1, 2019, Roger Lima announced via social media that despite prior reports, Fiorello was no longer with the band in any capacity and would not be participating in the creation of the band's upcoming album.

  11. Former Planets

    Aaaachem! Supporter

    He left like 2 years ago to stay at home with his family and work on some other creative stuff. He released a book of short stories this year and is doing some collaborative art/music thing that is coming out this month.
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  12. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    "our old lyricist/drummer" is a pretty casual way to refer to him
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  13. reachingfor

    Regular Supporter

    Thanks man!
  14. reachingfor

    Regular Supporter

    Yeah I thought that wording was kinda cold
  15. tomtom94


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  16. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

  17. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Digging the sound of this. LTJ is one of those that often hits me hard with the singles then leaves me with a lackluster feeling when the album comes out. Hoping this breaks that trend!
  18. Former Planets

    Aaaachem! Supporter

    None of the songs are actually holiday-related
  19. DandonTRJ

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

    Yeah, the article is extremely direct about that, lol. “Despite the EP's artwork and title, the band has stated that it is not a festive-themed release, noting, ‘This is no Christmas record.’” Sean’s request remains unfulfilled.
  20. Jusscali

    Hey girl, hey Prestigious

    I’m actually really bummed to hear about Vinny not being creatively involved anymore :(
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  21. 333 GANG


    I’m pretty sure it was an amicable split at first, but something happened along the way and now there’s some hostility there. I think between Vinnie and Roger. I remember reading somewhere Roger unfollowed him on social media or something
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  22. alkalinexandy

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    Yeah, that's the vibe I'm getting too. I'm not sure what the timing of all that was (when it went from amicable to WTF)... But I wonder if part of the animosity now is because of that Inevitables project.

    As far as the way the new single sounds, I find it pretty interesting. Because it's still definitely a Less Than Jake song. But the song structure is a little different and the lyrics are... Again, still very Less Than Jake. And still really good (there's some great lines in there). But it's definitely not Vinnie. Which isn't a bad thing; just an observation.

    I'm excited about the record and curious to see if having a new member jolted some energy into 'em.
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  23. gbuffers


    Maybe if Vinnie was still in the band he would have sorted out that Anthem pre-order that keeps getting pushed back!

    That's all I wanted to say... I'm bitter :-)
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  24. tomtom94


    Initially they said Vinnie would still be recording with the band but not touring and then Roger put out a statement that could be read as negative about how they have a new drummer now and they were going to record with him instead. That said it could simply be that Vinnie's schedule didn't line up with when the rest of them wanted to record or other creative differences and they just had to take the business decision.
  25. alkalinexandy

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    I feel like things are probably a little weird. Vinnie has done a few podcast interviews recently, and while he doesn't shy away from LTJ questions and says he wishes them all the best... He doesn't say the usual "We still talk" or whatever that some bands will put out there.

    My best guess? They had plans, Vinnie bailed on or wanted to delay them to focus on something else for one reason or another. Left a bad taste in the some of the other band members' mouths.

    I'm guessing, though, it's the sort of thing that will blow over with time. They were friends for so long, with such a deep history, that it's probably a little sore and not the sort of thing they want to address publicly at the moment for fear of saying something shitty they might regret later or that could potentially cause an even bigger rift. The whole "if you can't say something nice" thing.

    I just hope they do a bit more to address it than the whole Get Up Kids/Dewees thing...
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