Less Than Jake is on a roll of late, releasing their eighth studio album See The Light this past November and a huge headlining tour with Anti-Flag, then continuing to support the LP with more gigs around the globe. Over the weekend, the Gainesville, FL-based ska-punk act embarked on the Vans Warped Tour for their eighth time–they're actually one of our 20 must-see bands this year!
They're now 22-year veterans of the punk community and have never been one to slow down. Today you can watch their new animated music video for "Do the Math" exclusively on Fuse.tv–stream it above!
"Do the Math" is a classic mid-tempo LTJ track, featuring guitarist Chris Demakes on lead vocals with the melody driven by the horn duo of Buddy Schaub and J.R. Wasilewski. The animation (courtesy of repeat Less Than Jake collaborator Matt Frodsham) is the perfect accompaniment to the balance of darker lyrics and a happy melody, according to drummer and lyricist Vinnie Fiorello.
Frodsham told Fuse, "I'm a lifelong fan of Less Than Jake, and there's always been that one song on each record that perfectly aligned with my head space at the time of release, for better or worse. 'Do The Math' is a perfect example of this; I took the opportunity to reflect the band's trademark of delivering a pretty heavy subject in an entertaining way."
After checking out the video above, you can pick up See the Light on iTunes, find out which Warped date is closest to you, and follow the band on Twitter to keep up with them!