Oct. 23 | Album Release(s) Postponed
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.