Less Than Jake – Silver Linings (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 36:41 minutes | 470 MB | Genre: Rock
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It’s been 25 years since Less Than Jake released Pezcore and became staples of the ska-punk community. Now, the Gainesville rockers are back with Silver Linings (Dec. 11 on Pure Noise Records), the band’s ninth studio album and first since 2013.
But while Silver Linings still has plenty of the fast-paced catchy tunes that turned albums like Losing Streak, Hello Rockview, and Anthem into classics for the Warped Tour crowd, it also shows a different and more mature side of the band. It’s still clearly Less Than Jake, but it’s Less Than Jake dealing with the problems of an adult in 2019 (which are obviously quite different compared to the problems of 2020) rather than as a college-aged kid in the ‘90s.
The result is probably the most complex album the band has ever put forth, showing the lyrical prowess and range of vocalists Chris DeMakes and Roger Lima better than arguably ever before — all laid over their traditionally rapid ska sound. SPIN spoke with Lima to get his take on both the new music and the longevity of the band.
1. Less Than Jake – The High Cost of Low Living
2. Less Than Jake – Lie to Me
3. Less Than Jake – Keep on Chasing
4. Less Than Jake – Anytime and Anywhere
5. Less Than Jake – The Test
6. Less Than Jake – Dear Me
7. Less Than Jake – Monkey Wrench Myself
8. Less Than Jake – King of the Downside
9. Less Than Jake – Lost at Home
10. Less Than Jake – Move
11. Less Than Jake – Bill
12. Less Than Jake – So Much Less