I don’t know if you remember, but on the original demos we released, there was a song called “It’s Everybody’s Fault But Mine” and one called “A Slow Descent.” Those two were more about the experience of being in Taking Back Sunday, and I made a conscious decision to leave those off the record – not because of what I was saying in it or being too honest, but because people were overly obsessed with that. I had also just come off the Taking Back Sunday and Brand New “feud,” and that stuff got pretty old pretty quick to me.
You can hear a preview of John Nolan's new song "Here Comes The Wolf" on Facebook. The song serves as the theme for the independent film Bridge and Tunnel that just won an award for Best Original Score at the Long Island International Film Expo. The film was scored by Ryan Hunter (Envy On The Coast).
Do you think Straylight Run's The Needles the Space is a sophomore slump or comeback of the year? We've pitted two staff members against each other to debate its merits on whether it will live on as a worthy successor or fall into the dreaded sophomore slump category. Read the justification for each in the replies and feel free to post your own thoughts.
We are happy to bring you a full album stream of Destry's new album, It Goes On, on the band's AP.net profile. If you are wondering what Michelle has been up to since leaving Straylight Run, or if you like female-led mellow folk/pop, I'd definitely recommend checking this one out. If you dig, the album is available now digitally for only $8.
At last night's show in Austin, Straylight Run's John Nolan and Shaun Cooper both said the band hopes to start working on a full length as early as Spring 2010, but there are no set plans as of yet. A review of the tour can be seen here.
I will be interviewing John Nolan at Straylight Run's stop in Austin tomorrow night. We will be discussing his solo and future music from Straylight Run, so leave some questions in the replies. Height hits stores tomorrow.
I contacted Will Noon from Straylight Run to find out if their recent bulletin announcing two new rap songs with Timbaland was true or not. You can read his reply along with a comment on their upcoming musical direction below
John Nolan from Straylight Runanswered many more questions that he didn't get to answer in Straylight's AP Chat by posting them in the band's myspace blog. Check it out for answers to what he thinks of the AP community, who he'd like to collaborate with, what color crayon he'd like to be, and much more here.
Update: The chat is over. We would like to give sincere thanks to John, Michelle, Shaun, and Will of Straylight Run for participating and staying for much longer than they needed to and really making a point to answer people's questions. We at AP.net are extremely appreciative.
For those that have just found this site for the Straylight Run chat, feel free to talk about the band in their official thread and be sure to come back for more awesome music news. Thanks for stopping by.
Original Post: Straylight Run will be chatting in this thread starting at approximately 9 p.m. EST. They will be under the usernames jtn (John), darose (Michelle), straylightshaun (Shaun), and willnoon...
John from Straylight Run updated the band's myspace blog, extending thanks to those with kind words from the last blog post. He says thank you, why don't you tell the band you're welcome yourself soon (wink, wink)?