1. City Of Gainesville
2. The State Of Florida
3. Does the Lion City Still Roar?
4. Summon Monsters
5. Abandon Ship
6. Handshake Meets Pokerface
7. Settling Son
8. Malachi Richter’s Liquor’s Quicker
9. Golden Age Of My Negative Ways
10. The Space They Can’t Touch
11. Conviction Notice
12. This One’s Gonna Leave A Bruise
13. The Life Of The Party Has Left The Building
14. Devil In My DNA
Formed in 1992 as a power pop trio with a heavy punk influence, a sense of humor, and a fixation with Pez candy, Less Than Jake metamorphosed into a ska-inspired punk band
with the addition of several members from 1993 to 1995. Vocalist and guitarist Chris Demakes, bassist Shaun, and drummer/lyricist Vinnie Fiorello were the first incarnation of the group, based in Gainesville, FL; after Shaun became the group\'s roadie, however, he was eventually replaced by Roger Manganelli, who picked up bass just to join the band.
During 1993-1994, the group added their first horn player, Jessica, and soon after came trombone player Buddy Schaub. Right before their first tour, however, Schaub went to Europe with friends, so saxophonist Derron Nuhfer filled in for shows during his absence.
With various 7\" releases under their belt, Less than Jake debuted in 1994 with the album Pezcore, on Dill Records. Losers, Kings & Things We Don\'t Understand and Greased followed on No Idea until the group signed with Capitol for their major-label debut, 1996\'s Losing Streak.
The album was full of the band\'s wry, fast-paced brand of ska-punk anthems, producing such fan favorites as \"Johnny Quest Thinks We\'re Sellouts\" and \"Jen Doesn\'t Like Me Anymore.\" Upon the album\'s completion, Jessica left to pursue teaching, and (ex-Slapstick trombonist) Pete came on board. Around this time, Fiorello also started his own record label, Fueled by Ramen, with friend John Janick.
Hello Rockview followed in 1998, and spawned a minor college radio hit with \"History of a Boring Town.\" In fall 2000, the band released Borders & Boundaries on Fat Wreck, as well as landing the opening spot on Bon Jovi\'s North American tour.
Nuhfer left the band after the album\'s recording (and later went on to join Gunmoll), and Less Than Jake found his replacement in ex-Spring Heel Jack horn player Pete Wasilewski -- though to avoid any name confusion within the band, the second Pete was dubbed JR, and remained JR even after the first Pete decided to leave soon after the 2001 Warped Tour.
Over the years, Less Than Jake has issued more 7\" and limited-edition vinyl releases than most people can keep track of, so the bandmembers compiled some of their favorite tracks on one record for 2002\'s Goodbye Blue and White, named in honor of their original tour van. Anthem followed in 2003 for Sire; B Is for B-Sides was issued a year later, comprised of tracks that did not make it to Anthem\'s final cut. The DVD retrospective People\'s History of Less Than Jake appeared a month later.
The four-song EP Absolution for Idiots and Addicts was released in April 2006, with their next full-length, In with the Out Crowd, following a month later. The latter\'s album slicker, pop-oriented nature received mixed reactions from fans. In 2007, Less Than Jake announced that they had left Warner Bros.; a year later, the group formed the Sleep It Off label and released GNV FLA. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide