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Streetlight Manifesto

The New Jersey ska-punk outfit Streetlight Manifesto grew out of two similar late-'90s groups from the region, One Cool Guy and Catch-22. Delivering a brassy, upbeat brand of third wave ska -- complete with punk-styled melodies courtesy of vocalist Tomas Kalnoky -- the band made its debut in 2003 with Everything Goes Numb. Two years of touring followed as Streetlight Manifesto played countless shows alongside Whole Wheat Bread, Mu330, Bedouin Soundclash, and Gym Class Heroes. However, personnel changes and equipment theft proved to be frequent setbacks. In October 2005, the band was robbed of nearly $80,000 worth of equipment and possessions from its van, only to suffer another robbery while on tour in Europe the very next month. Streetlight Manifesto ended 2005 by touring alongside the Tossers on the brief (and appropriately titled) Please Stop Robbing Us Tour. Keasbey Nights, a re-recorded version of the 1998 Catch-22 album, was released in March 2006, and the band spent the summer opening for Reel Big Fish and MxPx on a national co-headlining tour. The group continued to tour with Reel Big Fish for much of the remaining year, as well as a large chunk of 2007. Frequent concert dates didn't preclude Streetlight Manifesto from returning to the studio, however, and the band released the full-length album Somewhere in the Between in November 2007. For 99 Songs of Revolution, Vol. 1, the seven-piece took a break from writing new material and compiled an album of ska versions of contemporary pop covers. Victory Records released it as the first in a series in March of 2010. Streetlight Manifesto returned with new material in 2013 with their oft pushed-back fifth record, The Hands That Thieve, an album that would prove to be their last for Victory. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Albums by
Streetlight Manifesto

Top Songs by
Streetlight Manifesto

  1.   Song
  2.   Keasbey Nights
  3.   Watch It Crash
  4.   Point/Counterpoint
  5.   We Are the Few
  6.   With Any Sort of Certainty
  7.   On & On & On
  8.   Everything Went Numb
  9.   Would You Be Impressed?
  10.   Forty Days
  11.   Oh Me, Oh My
  12.   A Better Place, A Better Time
  13.   Toe to Toe
  14.   The Three of Us
  15.   Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  16.   The Blonde Lead the Blind
  17.   A Moment of Violence
  18.   This One Goes out to...
  19.   Dear Sergio
  20.   The Hands That Thieve
  21.   9mm and a Three Piece Suit
  22.   Such Great Heights
  23.   Hell
  24.   Kristina She Don't Know I Exist
  25.   The Littlest Things
  26.   Punk Rock Girl
  27.   We Will Fall Together
  28.   As the Footsteps Die out Forever
  29.   If and When We Rise Again
  30.   Your Day Will Come
  31.   They Broke Him Down
  32.   If Only for Memories
  33.   Ungrateful
  34.   Linoleum
  35.   Just
  36.   Birds Flying Away
  37.   Somewhere in the Between
  38.   1234 1234
  39.   Supernothing
  40.   Riding the Fourth Wave
  41.   Giving Up, Giving In
  42.   Walking Away
  43.   Day in, Day Out
  44.   Sick and Sad
  45.   The Big Sleep
  46.   The Saddest Song
  47.   A Moment of Silence
  48.   Here's to Life
  49.   Failing, Flailing
  50.   That'll Be the Day
  51.   Down, Down, Down to Mephisto's Cafe

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