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Exclusive: Meet Greenhorn, The New Pop-Punk Project from Less Than...

Posted by - 09:59 AM on 05/05/14
Today we're taking a moment to introduce you to a brand-spanking-new band called Greenhorn. It's the new side project from Roger Lima of Less Than Jake fame, and Roger is accompanied by Jen Vito from NoMore on co-lead vocals. Their debut EP, I Want More, will be released on July 8 via Anchorless Records and you can check out the first new song, titled "I Hit The Wall," exclusively in the replies. Also in the replies is a blurb about the band written by Brendan Kelly; as Brendan puts it, the six-song EP is full of "hearty pop-punk," with Roger and Jen combining for some instantly memorable memories. If you dig the song, preorder the 10" vinyl here and here if you're in the UK.
 
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09:59 AM on 05/05/14
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1. My Own Way
2. This Has To Mean Something
3. I Hit The Wall
4. Always Be The Same
5. I Want More
6. Livin' On The Fly

“What’s a greenhorn? Well, it can be a lot of things. If you’re an idiot, the word greenhorn could mean a horn that’s literally green, but you’re smart, so you know just like I do that greenhorn is what grizzled, jaded old veterans call rookies and newcomers to whatever ecosystem of expertise they exist in.

In this particular case, we’re talking about music. The grizzled, jaded veterans in question are Roger Lima of Less than Jake fame, and Jen Vito of NoMore. Both fixtures in the Gainesville scene, they’ve been kicking around for years, taking their respective takes on the central Florida sound all over the world.

Enter Sterlo, a dude that this writer had never heard of until he was described by Roger as having ‘a stockpile of riffs.’ That’s a lot of riffs, and they were apparently good enough to get Jen and Roger inspired, and back into various basement studios and practice spaces to do what they started doing back way when Gary Coleman was still alive—creating songs for the love of the music, practicing, jamming, working parts out, not because it was part of their expected sound or itinerary, but because it was more fun to do than to not do.

The end result is I Want More, a six song ep of no bullshit, dependable, hearty pop-punk, served up Gainesville style with Jen and Roger sharing vocal duties like a modern day Sonny and Cher. After contacting the cabal of wealthy, shadowy puppetmasters over at Anchorless Records, it was determined that I Want More would be released via the Brooklyn based label on July 8, 2014, wherever records are still sold (the internet and garage sales, mostly).

Will Greenhorn tour? Bloody unlikely. BUT, I Want More is a great reminder that a little bit of unexpected inspiration can bring the veterans and the Greenhorns together to shake up an old formula and make something new and awesome in the process.”

-Brendan Kelly
10:08 AM on 05/05/14
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Love Roger. Will check this out after work.
10:11 AM on 05/05/14
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This song is really good, especially Jen's parts. Looking forward to the EP.
10:12 AM on 05/05/14
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UK pressing is a tri colour (red, yellow, green) striped 10" vinyl. Available for pre-order from the link below..
www.saintnovember.com/GREENHORN
10:51 AM on 05/05/14
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Is Rehasher no longer a thing?
10:56 AM on 05/05/14
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I'm surprised Paper + Plastick isn't releasing this
11:08 AM on 05/05/14
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Is Rehasher no longer a thing?
I personally like Rehasher more than this. So, I hope not.
11:22 AM on 05/05/14
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Roger can do no wrong in the vocal melody department. Always incredibly catchy.
11:26 AM on 05/05/14
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This is great.
11:32 AM on 05/05/14
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UK pressing is a tri colour (red, yellow, green) striped 10" vinyl. Available for pre-order from the link below..
www.saintnovember.com/GREENHORN
edited into the post!
11:35 AM on 05/05/14
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Roger can do no wrong in the vocal melody department. Always incredibly catchy.
my thoughts exactly. somehow the guy's voice is just natural sugar.
11:46 AM on 05/05/14
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Is Rehasher no longer a thing?
Jake doesn't live in Gainesville any more but I think rehashed hasn't been entirely put to bed.
11:53 AM on 05/05/14
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This is as awesome as I anticipated.
01:00 PM on 05/05/14
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Is Rehasher no longer a thing?

Still a thing. I'm pretty sure they're putting out a new EP soon.

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