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Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution (commonly abbreviated BOTAR) is an acoustic band started by Tomas Kalnoky. Often viewed as a precursor to Streetlight Manifesto, BOTAR is recognized as something of a side-project. 2001 marked the release of their only recording to date, “A Call To Arms”. With 5 songs, including an updated version of Catch 22’s “Dear Sergio”, and the future Streetlight Manifesto song “Here’s To Life”, this collection marked something of a transition for Kalnoky.

Since Streetlight’s inception, BOTAR has been on hiatus. Kalnoky has promised to release new music for both of his projects in 2006. Streetlight have often played the song “They Provide the Paint for the Picture-Perfect Masterpiece That You Will Paint On The Inside Of Your Eyelids” at their New Jersey shows.

From The Botar Website-
“BOTAR is about to start recording its first full length. The plan is to release it around the same time or slightly after Streetlight gets its record done. But we’re dealing with you-know-who here so expect it sometime before the end of our current decade”

BOTAR’s next album came out on 9/9/08 via the Streetlight Manifesto myspace:A few years ago, when BOTAR (Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution) released it’s first (and so far only) record, there was a mention in the liner notes of a large project called “99 Songs of Revolution”. This is a collection of 99 cover songs, spanning all kinds of genres, all kinds of artists. Now, a few years later, it’s all going down. And here are the details. Some of them, at least.


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  • 40belowsummer

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    8 Apr 10:53am Reply
  • DrZombo

    @Armadillo They Provide The Paint For The Picture Perfect Masterpiece That You Will Paint On The Insides Of Your Eyelids? They would know they title if they knew the lyrics.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • elita_blya

    Hello! good skacore from Russia! download link

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Armadillo_Lord

    my favorite BOTAR song is the one that no one actually knows what it's called.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • madgay


    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ekka4shiki

    Hurry up with 99SoR Volume 2 please. [3]

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • RdMbN

    Hurry up with 99SoR Volume 2 please. [2]

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • TheWheeman

    Hurry up with 99SoR Volume 2 please.

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Sjisz

    lol@ all of the they provide the paint for the picture perfect masterpiece that you will paint on the inside of your eyelids tags.

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • WillDarby

    I'm actually livid that I only just heard the EP. Having said that, it was a new, sealed copy, fucking lush. :)

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
  • whuts

    Love BOTAR.

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • michael_leon

    On the new Pentimento Music site: "The single least prolific musical group on the face of the planet." I lol'd.

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • lrintown


    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • LunarTakiro

    Honestly I like this better than Streetlight now

    25 Jun 2011 Reply
  • TheDragon6

    needs MOAR

    9 Jun 2011 Reply
  • VovaFedor


    12 Apr 2011 Reply
  • curswine

    It's just brilliant, gonna have to find more stuff now.

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Ears3o5

    Really good stuff.

    2 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mari0rdinary

    whyyyy only 5 songs?! i want more!

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Gofan

    Шикарная банда

    16 Jan 2011 Reply
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