Straylight Run Take An Indefinite Hiatus

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Straylight Run checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace on February 16th, announcing that they’ll be taking an indefinite hiatus. The Baldwin, New York indie rock band write:

Dear friends and fans of Straylight Run,

We are very sad to announce to you that we will be going on an indefinite hiatus. We call it a hiatus and not a break up because the band still enjoys working together and is open to the idea of doing so in the future. If it was up to us we would continue making music throughout this year and the years to come, but the unfortunate reality is that being in a band is a business and when business isn’t good you can only keep going for so long.

We are still making plans to release the live album that we recorded at the end of our last tour. As of now there is no release date though, so stay tuned for more information on that.

We would like to thank everyone one of you who ever came to a show, bought one of our records, took us on tour or supported us in any way at all over the nearly seven years that we’ve been a band. We’d also like to thank everyone that has worked for us, especially Dave Stein, Andrew Buck, Dayna Ghiraldi, Shannon Kimball and everyone at Padell. We have had an amazing time and feel so incredibly grateful to you all for everything we’ve experienced throughout our years as a band. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Straylight Run’s Shaun Cooper Rips The White Stripes

John Nolan and Shaun Cooper with their Straylight Run bandmates caught up with John Nolan and Shaun Cooper in Straylight Run before their El Corazon show in Seattle. The pair talked about how their live performance is now, their future goals being survival while staying true to their roots, the best advice they’ve got – from their manager – was to view their career as a marathon and not a sprint – only to have him quit on them a few months later, not wanting KISS played at their funeral, bassist Will Noon rarely doing interviews, and more.

“One thing that gave me confidence, years ago, we saw The White Stripes play in Detroit,” Shaun explained. “It was when ‘Fell In Love with a Girl’ first came out and was just starting to get a little airplay. Anyways, it was one of the most god awful shows I’d ever witnessed. It was so bad. Everthing sounded like garbage, and I was like, ‘As long as what I’m doing live sounds a little bit better than that, I might be alright.’ That’s the difference between The White Stripes in 2002 and Radiohead. They were on different planes.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

John Nolan Has A Hard Time Describing Straylight Run’s Music

John Nolan and Michelle DaRosa with their Straylight Run bandmates

CalTV had the opportunity to interview Straylight Run in San Francisco. John Nolan and Michelle DaRosa and talked about their new album ‘The Needles the Space’, Warped Tour, and a little secret.

“I think it’s sort of cumulative experiences of the years leading up to that album being recorded,” John said about ‘The Needles the Space’. “It’s more based on feelings and observations along the years before we recorded the album. A lot of it wasn’t like something happened, and I’m gonna write a song about it.”

Describing their music, or attempting to, John said, “I don’t know. I’ve never really been able to come up with a good way to describe it. With the new album, a lot of the songs are acoustic guitar or piano based. We use a lot of different instrumentation. Strings, glockenspiel, horns. It’s melodic, mid-tempo pop rock I guess. I dunno.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Straylight Run Performance & Interview

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Yahoo! Music features a performance and exclusive interview with Straylight Run. The performance of ‘Existentialism On Prom Night’ and the interview has since been removed.