Fronted by former Catch 22 vocalist/guitarist Tomas Kalnoky, New Jersey's Streetlight Manifesto began dishing out its restless brand of horn-laden ska-punk in 2002, winning over a considerable following by its '03 full-length debut, EVERYTHING GOES NUMB. For its sophomore effort, the ever-energetic band made the unusual move of re-recording Catch 22's KEASBEY NIGHTS in its entirety, leading to considerable anticipation for Streetlight's second album of original material, '07's SOMEWHERE IN THE BETWEEN, and strengthening the group's reputation.
Tomas Kalnoky, sole songwriter of CATCH 22’s cult classic "Keasbey Nights" formed STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO two years ago with original CATCH 22 members Josh Ansley and Jamie Egan. "Everything Goes Numb" is a natural progression of "Keasbey Nights" showcasing not only energetic horn parts and fabulous harmonizing vocals, but intelligent lyrics focusing on the angstridden lives of young adults.
The anticipation for new work from Tomas has snowballed over the last two years. Hungry fans will finally have the opportunity to hear the material that they have been waiting for. Kalnoky’s songwriting has had an incredibly significant impact on ska’s biggest sub genre, ska-punk. "Everything Goes Numb" will quickly become an underground classic and must have album for all fans of horn rock.
"Keasbey Nights" is also an important CD when examining the evolution of ska. Kalnoky’s songwriting was revolutionary in that he successfully combined the upbeat, reggae ska style with faster in-your-face punk.
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