Less Than Jake’s recent tour found the ever-reliable ska punk act doling out a career-spanning mix of fan favorites and deep cuts. Watch them open with “Automatic,” “Plastic Cup Politics,” and “Shindo” – along with accompanying irreverent stage banter and toilet paper guns – live from their stop at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT on April 16, 2019.
I shot and edited the footage with additional filming by Sam Swider.
￼We thought it would be great to bring back some classic t-shirt designs throughout the history of the band and be able to rotate designs in and out from past tours and fan favorites. Designs up this month might not be there the next but having this type of access to old art and new technology means we can keep things fresh for everyone.
I’m not sure, to be honest, we had a massive break-up that lasted 3 years until Descendents asked us to tour, so we got back together and made ‘Role Model’, which did well. Then for some reason, we decided to have more time off when we really should have maybe done another album quickly, but we never seem to do anything the right way; we prefer the hard and weird way of doing things. Besides, that having kids thing has been popular in our band, also I opened a skate shop called Locality Store in Melbourne.
Less Than Jake are the kings of Warped Tour. They’ve played more days of the tour than any other band ever and in 2014 the band celebrated a full year on the tour — so now they’re in the bonus round. I spoke with the guys about what keeps them going after all these years, and you can find that interview below.