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

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