Less Than Jake Set To Release New EP

Less Than Jake are set to release a new EP, TV/EP, on October 12th via their own label, Sleep It Off. The EP will feature tracks from TV theme songs and commercials. More information about the EP and the bands upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Recording 16 tracks in a total of roughly 13 minutes of music in bassist Roger Lima‘s basement, LTJ are defying convention again. Instead of offering new original material, they’re diving into the wide and fascinating world of television theme songs and commercials. Spanning from the vintage adverts of yesteryear to the frenetic promos of modern day, TV/EP reimagines a world where pop punk and ska is the music de rigueur, and this is the soundtrack to your couch potato life. Tracklisted as anonymously numbered channels (the band is keeping the names of the songs under wraps till right before release), the experience they have planned is akin to the feeling of flipping random television channels.

Just as hyper as their musical minds are, their physical touring bodies are gearing up for a handful of dates in the US including Chicago’s RIOT FEST, Japan, Europe and the UK. Their tour dates are:

September
23/24 Gainesville, FL – Gainesville Common Grounds
25 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
October
9 Chicago, IL – RIOT FEST
Japan:
18 Osaka – Quattro
20 Fukuoka – Drum Be-1
22 Okayama – Image
25 Nagoya – Club Quattro
27 Sendai – Darwin
28 Tokyo – Liquid Room
November (all dates with Zebrahead, We Are the Union)
United Kingdom:

4 Oxford – O2 Academy (support: Contrast Kills)
5 Norwich – UEA (support: The Skints)
6 Birmingham – O2 Academy (curfew 10pm) (support: Allbright)
7 Leeds – O2 Academy (curfew 10pm) (support: New Riot)
8 London – HMV Forum (support: The Skints)
9 Cardiff – Millenium Music Hall (support: The Arteries)
10 Bristol – O2 Academy (curfew 10pm) (support: The Arteries)
12 Portsmouth – Pyramids (support: Kids Can’t Fly)
13 Nottingham – Rock City (curfew: 10pm) (support: Mouthwash)
14 Peterborough – The Cresset (support: Mouthwash)
16 Manchester – Academy (support: Straight Lines)
17 Newcastle – O2 Academy (support: Straight Lines)
18 Edinburgh – Picture House (support: The Hostiles)
Belgium (all dates with Zebrahead and Sonic Boom Six)
20 Ghent – Vooruit
Germany:
21 Hamburg – Markthalle
22 Berlin – Postbahnof
23 Munster – Sputnikhalle
24 Cologne – Live Music Hall
Italy:
26 Legnano/Milan – Land of Live
27 Gualtieri (Reggio Emilia)- Tempo Rock Club
Austria:
28 Vienna – Arena
Germany:
29 Munich – Backstage Werk
30 Stuttgart – Longhorn
December
Holland:

1 Amsterdam – Melkweg

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