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

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