Oct. 23 |  Album Release(s) Postponed

Hello all,

So there are two ways to say this, and here they are, one after the other:


The Short Version.

Both the Streetlight Manifesto album “The Hands That Thieve” and the Toh Kay companion album “The Hand That Thieves” are being pushed back to a later release date, presumably sometime in January, 2013.


The Long Version:

So, first off, I’d like to apologize to everyone who has been waiting for this record to come out as originally announced, on Nov 6th. I’d normally say “on behalf of everyone in Streetlight” but that’d be misleading. I am entirely and solely at fault for the delay of these records and I take full responsibilty for it. I simply put too much on my plate and lined up too many deadlines and tours, and I just couldn’t finish everything in time, between writing, recording, planning and my now notorious but unavoidable tendency to remix, rewrite and, in general, redo everything a few times before it’s “just right”. We announced the album prematurely and in a rush because of a number of factors that lined up in August, and since then I was unable to meet some critical deadlines in order to get the records handed in in time for a Nov 6th release. As the time continued to tick by, I tried to line up a slightly later release date, but I failed in meeting the deadlines for that date as well. I was waiting to announce the delay until we had a certain, solid release date but that just hasn’t happened yet for a number of reasons, so it’s time to let the cat out of the bag: We’re looking at January of 2013 as of now. As soon as I know anything, we’ll be announcing it on our site and to try to make it up to you guys as best we can, all preorders will ship with a special gift, one that will hopefully ease the frustration of the prolonged wait.

In the meantime, we are on tour, playing a number of new songs from the album, and we’ll be sharing live versions of the songs soon, as well as (finally) some proper samples from the record(s).

Once again, I humbly and whole heartedly apologize for the delay. I’ve let down our fans, and I’ve let down the other members of Streetlight, with my constant remixing, rewriting, starting again from scratch and making promises i end up unable to meet. I am sorry.




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    If you’re reading this - you survived 2013.  To celebrate (and to clean out our inventory) we’re having a 40% off sale for the entire first week of 2014 - just use the discount code: NEWYEAR.  We’ve re-stocked a lot of designs in all sizes (and some more in XXL) and we’re letting you have it all for prices so low we’re certainly going to regret this.  We also have introduced the “Mystery Shirt” which is for the larger folks out there (XL/XXL) where you can get a random assortment of 3 shirts (some not even available on the store) for 12 dollars.  Yes - we’ve had a lot of sales recently - but this is by far the largest and longest.  This sale could beat up other sales.  But it wouldn’t because it’s nice.  So come enjoy our sale.  Or it’ll beat something up.  

    (Sale runs from Jan 1st through Jan 7th) 


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    Happy day-long-dinner-day to everyone and may it make your Friday the Blackest.  In honor of the dangerous hoards that decend upon stores nationwide tomorrow, we have done our duty to keep you safe and on the internet by making a Black Friday sale at the RISC Store.  For just 24 hours - all day tomorrow - use the discount code: BLACKFRIDAY2013 to receive %30 off everything in the store.  Stay indoors.  It’s safer there.


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    This is the last full week of The End of The Beginning Tour, folks.  Pittsburgh tonight, Buffalo tomorrow and then the final 3 shows Thursday, Friday, Saturday at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey.  The Thursday show still has some tickets available if you are thinking about taking that last minute trip to watch a little bit of history and enjoy the merriment.  And to ease the pain of the tour train coming to a halt - Toh Kay will be playing two shows in December.  More specifically, December 8th in New York City and then the 12th in Los Angeles.  Tickets available on the Streetlight Manifesto web page.  Get your hankies ready, this is it.


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    With two weeks until “The End of The Beginning Tour” the Risc Store is having a pre-tour sale so that everyone looks extremely good in their new shirts and such before the band gets to their town. Until Friday at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time) everything on the store is %25 off - just use the discount code: PRETOUR. You all deserve this. Pat yourself on the back - go to the Risc Store and live a little.


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    Oh these new shirts?  Yeah - they’re all up at the RISC Store.  And that poster?  Yeah, it’s there as well.  I’ll just leave this here.