"Everything Goes Numb" is the first full length album by the band Streetlight Manifesto and blends elements of ska-punk with third wave ska. The album progresses from Catch 22's "Keasbey Nights", written by Tomas Kalnoky before he left the band. Here, Kalnoky returns with Streetlight Manifesto for the album "Everything Goes Numb", which he provides vocals and guitar for, as well as being the sole songwriter and producer.
It's no surprise then, at just how talented Kalnoky is, as well as many other members. This is due to their role in former third wave of ska bands, primarily Catch 22. The talent is evident throughout the album, as Kalnoky delivers the vocals at a rapid rate, reminiscent of various hardcore punk bands. The guitar is fast and clean and the horns accurate and ambitious, delivering catchy melodies that counter each other and intertwine, and example of just how hard these songs must be to perfect.
More importantly, there is not one poor song on the album. Any of the album's songs could've been released as a single, an example of Kalnoky's perfectionist attitude. The album's opener "Everything Went Numb" is one of Streetlight's most popular song and sets the tone for the rest of the album; fast and catchy!
It's hard to pick favorites from this album but songs you must listen to include "Everything Went Numb", "Point/Counterpoint", "Failing, Flailing" and "Here's To Life".
This is an album by a very talented band and is a must for any fan of punk and/or ska. Go and buy this album, you won't regret it! Skank on!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Everything Went Numb
2 Who Are You And What You've Done
4 Color Coded Quotes
5 We Are The Few
6 Better Place A Better Time (Annie Said)
8 Ere's To Life
9 Moment Of Silence
10 Moment Of Violence
11 Saddest Song
12 Impossible (The Big Sleep)