The upcoming release of Streetlight Manifesto’s long-anticipated and longer-delayed album “The Hands That Thieve” will bring an end to the contract that has been the cause of a now decade-long feud between the band and their Victory Records. And now it appears that this will be a bitter battle between the two right until the end.
In what some would classify as a “dick move,” a new music video posted earlier today by Streetlight frontman Toh Kay has been stripped from Youtube, based upon claims of copyright infringement by Victory. This is not the first time such claims against the band have been made, as this event is virtually identical to an incident in 2010. The Streetlight camp have yet to release an official statement, other than a quick tweet.
“The Hands That Thieve” will be released on April 30th. The track in question will appear on Toh Kay’s acoustic companion album “The Hand That Thieves.” The band continues to urge fans to boycott Victory by purchasing the record directly from the Pentimento Music Co. website, or “find a way to get the tunes onto your computer that may not be, ahem, traditional.” After their upcoming “The End Of The Beginning” tour, the band will be significantly decreasing their time on the road. For more information and dates, click here.