Feb. 23 |  Streetlight Manifesto Proudly Boycotts Itself

Hello all

For the sake of keeping things emotion-free and legal, we’ll cut straight to the chase and forgo the insults and accusations:

It is and has been for quite some time our position that Victory Records is an artist-hostile, morally corrupt and generally dishonest company, with whom we have had the displeasure of being associated due to a contract that was signed years ago. We’re not writing this today to air grievances, of which there are many; numerous bands’ struggles with Victory are well-documented (and many more are sealed by a court of law), so we figured we’re going to skip the allegations and try to solve the problem, as we see it.

We’re writing today to ask you to please boycott all Streetlight related items by not purchasing any of our records or merchandise from Victory’s website, any traditional CD stores, online third party retailers or any digital distribution service (iTunes, Amazon etc). Victory has a long-time reputation of pocketing all of the proceeds from a band’s music and merch, with shady accounting and generally bully-ish behavior. If you want to support Streetlight, our music and our ability to tour and continue to release music, please make all SM related purchases from our own webstore, The RISC Store (www.riscstore.com), or come out to a show and buy a shirt or cd from us directly. In regards to getting the music we make, you can buy directly from us, or, alternately, we’re sure you can find a way to get the tunes onto your computer that may not be, ahem, traditional… Speaking a Bit metaphorically, there is a Torrent of methods to accomplish this, and Google is your always loyal friend…

As many of you know, we are in the final stages of recording our new album. It will be out and available this summer, whether via Victory, or some other method. We refuse to let our constant battles with our own record label hold back the album’s release (we can take nearly forever to finish an album on our own, thank you very much) and we look forward to being free from Victory’s clutches once our contract with them ends this summer.

We wish Victory Records no ill will or harm. Ok, that’s not entirely true. But what we want more than seeing the bad guy get his comeuppance, to see the villain get bitch-slapped by karma, is freedom from a company we abhor. We want the money made by our record and merch sales to help fund the band, not a company we’re ashamed to be associated with. We don’t care about SoundScans, or charts, or success as it’s measured by an industry we can’t stand; we just want our hard work to go towards something better than the record labels that destroy the spirit of independent music.

Thanks for your time and support and we’ll see you soon.

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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) 

    2014.


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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.

    Enjoy.


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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.

    Enjoy.  


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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.

    Http://www.riscstore.com/


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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.