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Baldwin, New York, United States (2003 – 2010)

Straylight Run was the project of ex-Taking Back Sunday members John Nolan and Shaun Cooper. The band formed in May 2003 shortly after John and Shaun left Taking Back Sunday due to personal differences with lead singer Adam Lazzara. John and Shaun had been writing songs while still in the old band that they felt didn’t fit in with Taking Back Sunday’s style, and the freedom of starting a new band gave them a chance to experiment with this new sound. The band is based in Baldwin, New York, United States, the hometown of most of the members. The band’s name is taken from a chapter of William Gibson’s novel “Neuromancer.”

The band gained popularity early on through word of mouth after they released 6 demos available for download exclusively on their website. They then went on to release a self-titled full-length and more recently a 6 track EP Prepare to Be Wrong. The band currently consists of John Nolan (vocals, guitar, piano), his sister Michelle DaRosa (vocals, guitar, piano), Shaun Cooper (bass) and Will Noon (drums). The band recently added a new song titled “The Miracle That Never Came” on its myspace.

Straylight Run’s latest album, The Needles The Space, was released on June 19, 2007.

On June 3, 2008, Michelle DaRosa announced on the band’s myspace that she was officially leaving to pursue her own solo projects. Shortly after leaving Straylight Run, DeRosa formed the band Destry which includes Shaun Cooper from her former band and Sam Means of the defunct indie rock band The Format

On February 16th 2010, Straylight Run went on an indefinate hiatus.

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  • demmman312

    One of the best bands i listened to ever. Thank you for Hands in the Sky and Existentialism at Prom Night. Masterpieces! Bravo!

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • darunya

    He says: "Give it up, boy, give it up or your gonna die!" [6]

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • lost_funster

    He says: "Give it up, boy, give it up or your gonna die!" [5]

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Sn1per_El1te

    He says: "Give it up, boy, give it up or your gonna die!" [4]

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Rightofheresy

    i was scared to death by eternity..

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Charlatana_me

    He says: "Give it up, boy, give it up or your gonna die!" [3]

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • xXxZIKOxXx

    He says, "Give it up boy, give it up or your gonna die"! [2]

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • DeCaDoCross

    He says, "Give it up boy, give it up or your gonna die"!

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • yearssomuch

    Wait, John went back to TBS?! WHY JOHN, WHYYY?!??!

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • imfineicandrive

    v go check out Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) 's song titles.

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Ferdokki

    Their song titles are long. n__n

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • agata-mazur56

    kto to tłumaczył w translatorze pytam sie -.-'

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • a-d-t-r

    a lot better than I thought they were. especially the self-titled. [3] I remember listening to "Existentialism on Prom Night" when I was 13ish, dismissing it as "meh", and only recently I gave the S/T CD a spin and loved it. [2]

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • itschinatown

    Ok, John, do you realize now that going back to TBS was a really bad idea? Come back to us now.

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • gregorymichael

    a lot better than I thought they were. especially the self-titled. [2] I remember listening to "Existentialism on Prom Night" when I was 13ish, dismissing it as "meh", and only recently I gave the S/T CD a spin and loved it. Tension & The Terror is a fantastic track, a genre classic.

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Slowbrosif

    Prepare to Be Wrong is such a great EP. Probably my favorite release by them.

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • SupahShadow

    a lot better than I thought they were. especially the self-titled.

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • suorg

    прекрасны

    13 Jan 2012 Reply
  • IMFire

    Gaylight Run

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • AngeloMartucci

    When I was a teenager I used to love "Tell All Your Friends" by TBS but now, I must admit, I really miss John Nolans voice. The Straylight Run has clearly proven that John is a better singer.

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
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