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

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