The Hands That Thieve - Streetlight Manifesto (1998)
one of the saddest parts about the whole victory records/streetlight manifesto debacle is that victory records has not only tried to tear apart everything streetlight manifesto stood for, but they also tore some of the fans against the band. people are right to have their doubts, but to demand from the band what the band has graciously offered you, how dare you? how dare you force anything out the band that you wouldn’t even have if the band hadn’t fought for you in the first place? tomas is a quiet person. respect that. respect him. respect the rest of the band. they are all doing their best for you. they are entertainment for you. they shouldn’t have to put up with the bullshit from victory and they shouldn’t have to put up with yours either. they could have ended this much sooner, but they stuck it out for 10 years, and if this hasn’t proven their love for what they do, then i don’t think you even deserve them.
I’m sure they aren’t stopping recording. They even took the sound pads out so I’m sure they’re just moving studios or something
You’re probably (hopefully) right. The whole thing is just really ambiguous so I keep assuming the worst.
Maybe if Streetlight included #transformationtuesday in the description it would have softened the blow :/
I’m obsessed with this picture.
smells-like-teen-beetus asked: I'm confused. In the grand scheme of things, what does the stripping of that particular studio mean?
Well, a lot of things to be honest. It could mean that they’re moving to a newer, better studio in the near future. Or it could mean that they’ve sold so much of their gear to aid their legal troubles against Asshat Records, that the studio is just… Dead.
Nine years of music making in that very room. From Keasbey Nights all the way to The Hands That Thieve (it’s only a guess, I’m not sure which albums were recorded there). It’s kinda like moving out of your home — you remove your belongings, your bed, clothes and what not, but the memories stay within that building. Nine years of memories made, and those nine years spawned albums that’ll last a lifetime.
Only time will tell, I guess. I’m going to be optimistic and say they’re moving to a new studio, but I’m not sure. One can never be really for certain with Streetlight Manifesto.
Protip: never read the comments.Words of wisdom, I should have remembered this 20 minutes ago.
that mannequin tho
The one thing that pisses me off more than anything is that there are still a dozen people commenting on the new streetlight facebook post about the special gift and how they haven’t received THTT yet.
Do they not understand what they’re looking at? What part of their brain thinks it’s cool to hound someone for a gift (that they willingly chose over a refund) immediately after seeing an empty, trashed recording studio are you fucking kidding me
A Moment of Silence Please, for The Pentimento Recording Co, the studio where we recorded almost every single SM record.
WHAT THE FUCK DID THAT FACEBOOK POST EVEN IMPLY WHAT’S GOING ON ARE THEY DONE RECORDING WHAT TTHE FUCK