Streetlight Manifesto Update
2013-01-15 by Mary Paultese | 37 Comments

Streetlight Manifesto has given an update regarding the status of their forthcoming album, The Hands That Thieve. According to a statement from the band, the album is done being mastered, but still has not been given an official release date. To make up for the album's delayed release, the band will include a free live EP with all album pre-orders placed at the RISC Store website. The live CD includes professionally recorded songs from last year's Hands That Thieve Tour.

Additionally, the band has released two, one-minute song clips taken from the new album, that can be streamed alongside the full article. Check them out here:
http://streetlightmanifesto.com/album-announcement-samples/

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013

23643 Comments


I don't understand, it's finished being mastered but they still can't give us a ballpark release date? Does anyone know why that is?

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013

48541 Comments


The label decides the release date dude
Victory are ballbreakers too

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GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2013

5923 Comments


worst label ever tbh

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013

23643 Comments


"The label decides the release date dude
Victory are ballbreakers too"

but what's the point in holding off if the product is ready to go? some weird marketing strategy or something?

ps the song clips are really awesome, the end of the first one is classic streetlight

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013

48541 Comments


They're currently in a major feud with Victory who don't promote the band in any way and seem to hate them, yet still demand two more albums even though Streetlight thought 99 Songs would count as 1 so that this could be their last release on the shit label but they're acting like corporate douches, it sucks basically


Vespiion
January 15th 2013

1216 Comments


Clips are pretty standard fare for Streetlight, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Kris.
January 15th 2013

11372 Comments


YESSSSSSS SO EXCITED

pmmets07
January 15th 2013

5784 Comments


yeah, clips sound very much like anything they've done in the past. colour me stoked

Scoot
January 15th 2013

17482 Comments


first one is awesome, second is okay

Spec
January 15th 2013

26834 Comments


It's a marketing strategy I'm pretty sure. Now they gotta get people hyped for it (even though people have been for a while).

Band is meh anyways.

deathofasalesman
January 15th 2013

5743 Comments


Victory should get nuked when labels like Hydra Head are dying. Fuck Victory.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2013

1918 Comments


Hopefully soon. Even without Victory, given that it's only just been mastered, you have to consider how long it takes to press all of the physical copies, including the pre-orders.

Gwyn.
January 15th 2013

13993 Comments


I don't understand, it's finished being mastered but they still can't give us a ballpark release date? Does anyone know why that is?


Probably some problems with the label

SethEZ
January 15th 2013

10 Comments


This just needs to come out already.

Anthracks
January 15th 2013

3639 Comments


Anata (death metal band) have had an album done since 2008 and haven't been able to release it. Record labels suck

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013

48541 Comments


Listen to GZA - Labels and you will know

ProjectFreak
January 15th 2013

1155 Comments


yeah they apparently hate their label. i'd bet they'll do a kickstarter for their next album. they seem like the kind of people who'll terminate a contract they don't like, and do so with a bang.

as for the clips, first one is great, second one is alright.

TheSadLittleDinosaur
January 15th 2013

76 Comments


They should just do what Death Grips did and get rid of their label. People would still buy their music.

zer0limit
January 15th 2013

101 Comments


TheSadLittleDinosaur - I'm sure they're really anxious to get rid of the label that's hovering over them, but I'm sure it'd be a breach of contract somewhere and I doubt Streetlight has the kind of money to try and pay that off. Yeah, they're big in the ska community with a devote fanbase, but ska in general is a very small fanbase in comparison to bigger rock/pop bands.

They played 2-3 new songs when I saw them in Nov, they were pretty kick ass. Not sure what one title of a song was, but it had the sickest barry-sax hook that carried the song and more

Schizophrenik
January 15th 2013

805 Comments


actually I believe their contract expires after this album

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 15th 2013

48541 Comments


I think I remember them mentioning that Victory doesn't want to count 99 Songs as part of their record obligations and wants two more records


Schizophrenik
January 15th 2013

805 Comments


maybe they'll count the toh tay version?

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2013

1918 Comments


"I think I remember them mentioning that Victory doesn't want to count 99 Songs as part of their record obligations and wants two more records"

I think a lawyer could solve that for them.

"So, uhh, we know you made an album, but we don't want to count it towards your recording contract."

"Why and on what grounds?"

"Uhh... well... you know..."

iSkane
January 16th 2013

829 Comments


God so pumped for this album. But fucking Victory, this is why bands like BtMI! exist. Well, existed. Sucks when a band can't really make money with or without a contract.

iSkane
January 16th 2013

829 Comments


@schizo, I heard those songs in November as well. They're pretty fucking baller. I'd say those two or three were much more of a tease than these samples, which didn't speak to me too much. I'm sure the full versions will be much better.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 16th 2013

8957 Comments


Tom doubled his octave range I like it

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CelestialDust
January 16th 2013

3155 Comments


yay music samples!

CasinoColumbus
January 16th 2013

340 Comments


First clip is real cool

Tyrael
January 16th 2013

20394 Comments


Well now I feel stupid for pre-ordering this

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Phideaux
January 16th 2013

1653 Comments


Stoked for this. Just saw them a couple months ago.

Black Ink
January 16th 2013

142 Comments


Sounds like Streetlight. Teasers haven't shown me anything special but they're just snippets. Album I'll believe when I see. These guys are notorious for their albums being late.

Trist66
January 16th 2013

144 Comments


AOTYAY part 3

BroFro
January 16th 2013

376 Comments


The first clip is just about typical streetlight. But that 2nd sounds INCREDIBLE. Something completely new for them. I'm
stoked

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demigod!
January 18th 2013

40970 Comments


OMG CLIPS

demigod!
January 18th 2013

40970 Comments


sounds really good, still aoty prediction

bach
January 19th 2013

11150 Comments


6 out of 5.

aoty or quite possibly the century.

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Prodigal
February 10th 2013

47 Comments


The fucks this album



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