Streetlight Manifesto

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 fo

r 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.

Thanks
Tomas
  1. hwalfo reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    Can’t be angry at the guy, but that was going to be a great early birthday present.
  2. iamagoddamnanimal reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    *crying .gif*
  3. iignominy reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
  4. alpha-butts reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    this does suck, but at least there is still new music coming relatively soon. so I’m still happy. and I get to see them...
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  7. mrskalnoky reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    :(
  8. keasbeydays reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    I’m disappointed, but I forgive you Tomas. Looking forward to January.
  9. djldgaf reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    sad, but alas I will wait patiently.
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  12. johcow reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    FUCK YOU TOMAS.
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  16. christinepetro reblogged this from ridingthe4thwave and added:
    Thomas, why? :c
  17. remembered-by-ribbons reblogged this from jon-is-lame and added:
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Indeed....
  18. michaelisshiningon reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    Sad face
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  21. turshas-world reblogged this from inbuttershead and added:
    #Trisha imagine if this was muse DEAR SWEET MOTHER OF GOD BUTTERS. YOU POOR THING. I TOTES FEEL YOUR PAIN!! Have a gif...
  22. fatmikeproblems reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    Hello all, So there are two ways to say this, and here they are, one after the other: The Short Version. Both the...
  23. redheadwithbedhead reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    Tomas! Let me hold you! Don’t be so adorably sad!
  24. inbuttershead reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    Past few months: Realizing that I’m going nowhere in life? Ok, I can handle this, just gotta get motivated. Close...
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  28. dadmusk reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    it’s just a speed-bump! you apologize as if you’ve just sealed the horrible fate of humanity! this is only half as bad.
  29. blozman reblogged this from smanifesto and added:
    Hah, knew it. I want to see them when they come to Boston.
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  33. til-they-broke-me-down reblogged this from ridingthe4thwave and added:
    Not mad at Tomas. Cant be mad at him. I just need someone to hold me and tell me that it’s all going to be okay
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