Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:26 PM
When he was still a member of Taking Back Sunday, John Nolan wrote several songs that he didn't feel would go well with the band. After their departure, John and Shaun Cooper recorded several demos with Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O'Connell. The band began to take its present form when drummer Will Noon was invited to join after his former band, Breaking Pangaea, broke up. Breaking Pangaea's former lead singer was Fred Mascherino, who later took Nolan's place in Taking Back Sunday. Shortly thereafter, John's sister, Michelle DaRosa, joined Straylight Run.
The band gained popularity after posting six demo songs for free download on their official site. By September of that year, they were playing to sold-out crowds in various cities in the Northeastern United States.
Due to John's and Shaun's involvement in their previous band they were bound by contract to release an album under Victory Records. They began to record their first album in April 2004 and released their self-titled debut album Straylight Run on October 12, 2004 after a one-month postponement. The album sold over 11,000 copies in the first week, and made the Billboard Top 100 Albums list.
On October 4, 2005 the band released their second record in the form of the Prepare To Be Wrong EP. The CD comprised of 2 old demos ('A Slow Descent' from the bands original demo, and 'It Never Gets Easier' a demo from the sessions for their first CD Straylight Run, although it was then known as 'Costello'), a cover of Bob Dylan's 'With God On Our Side' and 3 new songs. The CD ended their contract with Victory Records. Plans for a live DVD were in the works but were shelved; however, the audio may still emerge as a live CD.
The band name was taken from a chapter in William Gibson's book Neuromancer.
In May 2007, their catalog of music was made available for download on iTunes.
On June 19, 2007 the band released their second record The Needles The Space under Universal Records.
Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:30 PM
you can check the video on youtube is a little creepy but i still like it
Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:40 AM
um yeah I saw these guys live at the 'Get a Life Tour' which was headlined by The Used in New HAmpshire at some really like unknown club. Twas awesome.
Anywho umm you need to update your facts because Michelle left them like 2 months ago
just throwing it out there...
Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:08 PM
Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:58 PM
GGAAHHH IMMMAA WACK YOU OVER THE HEAD WITH A TOASTER!!!!!!!!!! STRAYLIGHT RUN ISS NNOOOOTTTT EEEEMMOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Retards. Really you guys? I go away for 5 minutes and someone let the monkey get the keyboard.
Straylight is playing with The Used on April 13th in Providence.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:27 AM
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:23 PM
Anyways they have a little home made video of the singer playing piano and singing to 'Try'
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