Having received notices from Victory objecting to the release of the infringing Toh Kay album, Kalnoky informed the label that the band considers itself no longer bound by the 2002 agreement, according to the complaint. Victory seeks more than $1 million in damages for the band's failure to deliver a fourth studio album, pursuant to its record contract, and damages for copyright infringement.
Streetlight Manifesto have posted an update announcing Toh Kay's solo album has been "canceled" and pre-orders for their latest album are "delayed."
It’s with a very heavy heart that I have to announce the following:
1) The Toh Kay album “The Hand That Thieves” has been canceled for the foreseeable future. More details will come to light in the coming days.
2) Due to Victory Records refusal to send us copies of our own new album, there will be another delay in our ability to deliver preorders on time. We hoped to find a compromise with them, up until the bitter end; unfortunately, it just wasn’t possible.
We ask you to once more be patient: we’re working around the clock to find a...
Today, it's time to announce to our fans and friends that we're turning the last page of this particular chapter of our lives. We've solidified plans to tour our well-traveled asses off for one last year, until the end of 2013, at which time we will be not necessarily be moving on from the band, but changing our approach to what we do with the majority of our time. More specifically, we will no longer be touring year round, nor will we be touring much at all anymore. We have decided to step away from the table before we get sick of our favorite meal; we've seen enough bands over the years grow old playing the same songs for...
Streetlight Manifesto has issued an update on its upcoming record, The Hands That Thieve. It's been mastered but the release date is still up in the air, and it sounds like the album will be coming out through Victory Records. You can hear two separate one-minute samples from the album here. The Hands That Thieve and the corresponding acoustic album by Toh Kay, The Hand That Thieves, were originally going to come out in November, then they got pushed to January.
Streetlight Manifesto just posted on their website that their album is in its final stages of being recorded and will be out in the Summer. They also ask for fans to boycott buying merch/music of theirs from Victory Records and that they will be off the label in the summer.
Streetlight Manifesto frontman Tomas Kalnoky - under the name Toh Kay - will release Streetlight Lullabies on November 22 via Pentimento Music Company. It features ten acoustic versions of Streetlight Manifesto songs. The tracklisting and album art can be found in the replies. Pre-order it here.
Reel Big Fish have cancelled their performances tonight and tomorrow night due to medical issues. The band is looking to resume the tour on Saturday. Streelight Manifesto will still be playing both nights as scheduled.
Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto are heading out on a co-headlining tour this summer. There is also talk of a second leg, so expect more dates to be added. In the meantime, hit the replies for dates.
Lionize has been added to Warped Tour. All upcoming dates (including a pre-Warped run with Streetlight Manifesto) and a short video from the band are in the replies. The band's new album Destruction Manual, produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox, will be released February 8 on Hardline Entertainment.
The latest episode of VicTorV, hosted by Larry "The Soup Nazi" Thomas, can be viewed in the replies. It features a never-before-scene music video forStreetlight Manifesto's cover of Radiohead's "Just", an interview with The Sleeping, and more.
The A.K.A.'s have a download card to give away on their tour with Streetlight Manifesto and their headlining dates down to The Fest in Gainesville, which has dance and dub remixes of tracks from Everybody Make Some Noise! featuring guest appearances from Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes and Aimee Echo from The Start. To learn the secret password to get the card for free, check out their myspace blog.