Straylight Run (album)

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Straylight Run
Straylight Run CD.jpg
Studio album by Straylight Run
Released October 12, 2004
Genre Indie rock, emo
Length 49:07
Label Victory
Producer Michael Birnbaum, Chris Bittner
Straylight Run chronology
Demo
(2003)
Straylight Run
(2004)
Prepare to Be Wrong
(2005)

Straylight Run is the self-titled debut studio album by American indie rock band Straylight Run.

Background[edit]

Guitarist John Nolan, citing exhausting from touring, left Taking Back Sunday, with bassist Shaun Cooper following shortly after.[1] Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara said that he thought Nolan and Cooper were "having trouble because everything was happening so fast. Going from being home [...] to being gone all the time and having your whole life consumed and almost defined by the band that you’re in is a lot to handle."[1] In May 2003, Nolan and Cooper, formed Straylight Run with Nolan's sister Michelle and Breaking Pangaea drummer Will Noon.[2]

The band recorded multiple demo, posting them for free download from their website.[2] These demos helped build hype around the band.[2] In September, the band went on their first tour, a headlining tour across the U.S. with support from Christiansen and JamisonParker.[3] In November, the band toured with The Format.[4] The group supported Coheed and Cambria in December.[5] In January 2004, the band supported Brand New on their tour of the UK.[6] In April, the band signed to Victory Records.[2]

Composition[edit]

For their debut album, the band re-recording their earlier demos, as well as incorporating new songs.[2]

Release[edit]

On August 25, 2004, Straylight Run's self-titled album was announced for release.[7] It was released on October 12, 2004 by Victory Records.[8] In October and November, the band went on tour with Hot Rod Circuit, Northstar and Say Anything.[7] In January and February 2005, the band toured across the U.S. alongside Something Corporate, Hidden in Plain View, The Academy Is...,[9] and Armor for Sleep.[10] In April and May, the band headlined the Alternative Pres/Vans tour with support from Minus the Bear, Gratitude, The Honorary Title, and Spitalfield.[11] In October and November, the band supported Simple Plan.[12] The band supported Motion City Soundtrack on the mtvU Campus Invasion tour in April 2006.[13] In May, the band toured Australia alongside Matchbook Romance.[14]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [15]
LAS Magazine 6.5/10 [16]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [17]
Yahoo! Music Favorable[18]

A month after its release, the album had sold 22,000 copies.[8] By September 2006, the album had sold over 200,000 copies.[19]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Straylight Run.

  1. "The Perfect Ending" – 4:53
  2. "The Tension and the Terror" – 3:39
  3. "Existentialism on Prom Night" – 4:01
  4. "Another Word for Desperate" – 5:20
  5. "Mistakes We Knew We Were Making" – 3:39
  6. "Dignity and Money" – 3:34
  7. "Your Name Here (Sunrise Highway)" – 5:06
  8. "Tool Sheds and Hot Tubs" – 3:54
  9. "It's for the Best" – 4:21
  10. "Now It's Done" – 4:44
  11. "Sympathy for the Martyr" – 5:51

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Wiederhorn, Jon (June 24, 2004). "Taking Back Sunday Are Taking Back The Summer This Year". MTV. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Apar, Corey. "Straylight Run | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ Heisel, Scott (August 5, 2003). "Taking Back Sunday and Breaking Pangaea - torrid tales of forbidden incest!". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ DuFour, Matt (October 6, 2003). "The Format Hit The Road With Straylight Run". The Fader. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Heisel, Scott (November 9, 2003). "Updated Coheed and Cambria tour dates". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ Heisel, Scott (January 29, 2004). "Brand New/Straylight Run/Moneen UK tour". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Paul, Aubin (August 25, 2004). "Straylight Run announces Debut, Tour". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Christman 2004, p. 65
  9. ^ Shultz, Brian (January 4, 2005). "Something Corporate / Straylight Run / Hidden In Plain View / The Academy Is". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ Adams, Chip (February 1, 2005). "Armor For Sleep Launch US Tour". Fader. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ Shultz, Brian (February 27, 2005). "Straylight Run, Spitalfield, Minus The Bear and more on Alt Press / Vans Tour". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  12. ^ Paul, Aubin (September 12, 2005). "Simple Plan to tour with Straylight Run, Plain White T's". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ Paul, Aubin (February 25, 2006). "Motion City Soundtrack / Straylight Run / Hellogoodbye on MTVu Campus Invasion". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  14. ^ Paul, Aubin (March 7, 2006). "Matchbook Romance / Straylight Run in Australia". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ link
  16. ^ LAS Magazine review
  17. ^ link
  18. ^ O'Connor, Rob (December 2, 2004). "Straylight Run". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on April 29, 2005. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Straylight Run complete new album, announce fall tour". Alternative Press. September 25, 2006. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 
Sources
  • Christman, Ed (November 20, 2004). "Now, Hear This ... Straylight Run". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 116 (47). ISSN 0006-2510.