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Straylight Run Gets Dropped from Label

Posted by: Anton Djamoos (12/08/07)
Straylight Run have been dropped from Universal Republic. A message from Shaun can be found below.
BulletinSo I'm not sure how much I'm supposed to say about this... Today I found out we were officially dropped from Universal Republic. I can't say I'm dissappointed though.

We did everything in our power to avoid the horrible situation we were put into, but I guess that wasn't enough. I guess the label is kind of in shambles. I mean, if you feel like the man that brought you The Killers and Fall Out Boy is expendable; what the hell are we?

Whatever... most people in the "record industry" are shitheads, and don't have a clue what they're doing. That is the real resaon why records aren't selling anymore. I only know that my band is going to keep on keepin' on (as I like to say) and that we are already working on some badass new music. I feel like I want to fight for this more than ever before.

I'm sorry it has been a long while since I've checked in, but I've kind of been bummed about this stuff. I feel sort of reinvigorated now and I promise to check in more often.

If I don't check in sooner, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and new year. I'm looking foward to spending time with my family and friends on beautiful Long Island myself.

Thank you guys/gals for sticking with us. We'll keep you posted with updates ASAP.

Yours truly,
Shaun

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02:24 PM on 12/08/07
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it was neat to see one of the first bands that I got a chance to say to people, "You've GOT to hear this band!" get on a major label, but this stinks big time. Sounds like they'll be fine though.
02:24 PM on 12/08/07
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I'm not really surprised. They make some good music, at my local best buy a few months ago they had "Soon We'll Be Living In The Future" music video playing on all the TV's in the media section.
02:25 PM on 12/08/07
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i think they'll be just fine.
02:25 PM on 12/08/07
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wow, lame. I like straylight run

but I say John Nolan starts a heavier side project. that would rule. I long to hear his voice + power chords.
02:26 PM on 12/08/07
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Quote:
most people in the "record industry" are shitheads, and don't have a clue what they're doing. That is the real resaon why records aren't selling anymore.

interesting...
02:27 PM on 12/08/07
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hmmm... well they are a very talented band and I wish them luck.
02:28 PM on 12/08/07
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Not surprising.
02:29 PM on 12/08/07
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Shit. I'm not shocked, but shit.
02:30 PM on 12/08/07
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I would like to see them start a label. I imagine it would be too much for any of them to really handle along with everything else, but they could work more as just the face of the label, while someone else runs things behind the curtain.
02:30 PM on 12/08/07
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Again, the people at Universal are the most clueless fuckers in the industry.
02:31 PM on 12/08/07
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Well they do have labels who want them so they'll be ok.
02:32 PM on 12/08/07
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Bummer
02:33 PM on 12/08/07
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So much love and respect for Shaun and this band. They'll still be great,
02:34 PM on 12/08/07
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They have nothing to worry about, they're incredible and will get picked up by someone soon!
They should go to Vagrant, just to add to their amazing roster.
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