Streetlight Manifesto Album Release Update
A few months ago, Streetlight Manifesto posted on their page that they were releasing their new album “The Hands That Thieve” on November 6. Shortly after the announcement, preorders rushed in from fans that would soon be let down by the band.
November 6th came and went with no album release. Eventually the band’s lead guitarist and singer Tomas confessed that he “…put too much on his plate and lined up too many deadlines and tours and couldn’t finish everything in time”.
Tomas explained that he was busy writing, recording, and redoing the songs until everything was perfect. This caused him to miss several crucial deadlines that had a domino effect on all future deadlines.
Some fans expressed their frustration on Facebook with posts such as, “Guys, it's December. Any word on a release date?” and “K, it's been over a month. Wanna maybe drop a demo or sumthin while the loyal wait for the next postponement?”
The band took their tardiness seriously and apologized profusely to their loyal fans.
“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 responsibility for it.”
So the big question: when will this album finally be released??
Streetlight Manifesto says the date is pushed back to “presumably sometime in January 2013”. Somewhat vague…
In a post on the band’s Facebook page from Jan. 15, they confess that the album is still not finished, but promise it will be worth the wait. They did, however, give fans access to a few samples from the record.
In order to say sorry to the fans, all preorders will include a free live EP from their latest tour that they hope “will ease the frustration of the prolonged wait”.
It’s okay guys—we all make mistakes!
Streetlight Tour Dates:
Apr 27 @ A Field In Meerhout, Meerhout, Belgium
May 25 @ Leeds University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
May 26 @ University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
May 27 @ Wolverhampton Civic, Wolverhampton, UK
Article by: Erin Walsh