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Straylight Run Announce Live Album

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Straylight Run will release Live at the Patchogue Theatre, which was recorded in 2005, on September 17th. Pre-orders are live.

    Craft Recordings is thrilled to announce Straylight Run's Live at thePatchogue Theatre — the band's only live album, captured at the height of their success in 2005…and then shelved for 15 years.
    
    While a handful of tracks from the performance were shared in 2020 as a Bandcamp exclusive, the forthcoming release will now include the full 16-song set and will be available for fans to enjoy on CD, vinyl, and across all digital platforms. A special edition of the 2-LP set —pressed on red marble vinyl and limited to 500 units — will also be sold exclusively on the band's webstore. All formats can be pre-ordered today, while the advance single "Existentialism on Prom Night (Live At The Patchogue Theatre, Long Island, NY/2005)" is available to stream or download now.
     
    Originally formed in 2003 by Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan (vocals, piano, guitar) and Shaun Cooper (bass), Straylight Run marked a sonic departure for the artists, who opted for reflective, indie rock songs over the heavier material that they were known for. Nolan and Cooper were soon joined by drummer Will Noon (formerly of Breaking Pangaea) and singer, guitarist, and pianist Michelle DaRosa.
     
    Straylight Run released their self-titled debut in 2004 through Victory Records, earning critical acclaim and a Top 5 spot on Billboard's 
    Independent Albums chart. A year later, they followed with their EP, Prepare to Be Wrong. During this time, the band stayed busy on the road, supporting acts like Coheed and Cambria, The Used, and Motion City Soundtrack, as well as headlining the Vans Warped Tour.
     
    In 2005, the band booked a hometown concert at Long Island's Patchogue Theatre to raise funds for a friend in need. Aiming to release a live DVD, they filmed and recorded the show. In a statement, Nolan recalled that "the feeling in the room and on stage that night was incredible… Unfortunately, the  footage ended up being unusable, so plans for the DVD were scrapped. The audio from the show sounded great, but at the time we were getting ready to release our first EP, so putting out a live album at the same time didn't make sense."
     
    He continued, "We didn't know what to do with the recording, so it stayed on the shelf with the idea in the back of our minds that we'd release it someday." In April 2020, the band shared ten of those songs on Bandcamp — donating 100% of proceeds to Feeding America — and reunited for a one-off livestream performance. Now, with the full release of Live at the Patchogue Theatre, fans can enjoy the only live recordings of songs from Straylight Run and Prepare to Be Wrong, including such favorites as "Existentialism on Prom Night," "The Tension and the Terror," and "Hands in the Sky (Big Shot)."
     
    After that evening, Straylight Run went on to release one more album (2007'sThe Needles the Space) as well as three more EPs before announcing an indefinite hiatus in 2010. That same year, Nolan and Cooper resumed their work with Taking Back Sunday. Today, they continue to record and tour with the best-selling alt-rock band. DaRosa, meanwhile, went on to form the band Destry with Cooper, along with members of The Format and Cassino. Will Noon played drums with the best-selling group, fun., and is currently one half of the Los Angeles-based duo Mourners. 
     
    Click here to pre-order/pre-save Live at The Patchogue Theatre.

    Track Listing

    1. Introduction
    2. Mistakes We Knew We Were Making
    3. Tool Sheds And Hot Tubs
    4. It's For The Best
    5. The Perfect Ending
    6. Another Word For Desperate
    7. Sympathy For The Martyr
    8. The Tension And The Terror
    9. Now It’s Done
    10. Your Name Here (Sunrise Highway)
    11. Dignity and Money
    12. It Never Gets Easier
    13. Later That Year
    14. Hands In the Sky (Big Shot)
    15. A Slow Descent
    16. Existentialism On Prom Night
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  2. Ferrari333SP

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    Straylight Run......haven't heard of that band name in a long time. I think I had the track "Existentialism On Prom Night" burned on a mix CD around '05, haha
     
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  3. JimmyIymmiJ

    Music, a steady riot in my soul. Supporter

    Nice! I absolutely adored them back in the day.
     
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  4. SuNDaYSTaR

    Regular

    I've had the digital version for a while now; didn't they release it for free on Bandcamp at some point?
     
  5. Now:Navigate!

    fair Supporter

    They put out most of it, but not the whole show.

    It would be fantastic if they played a few dates around this...
     
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  6. SuNDaYSTaR

    Regular

    Gotcha.

    On a side note, I think the acquisition by Craft Recordings is probably the best thing that could have happened to Victory's back catalogue. They've been churning out releases for the past six months or so and I'm ready for it.
     
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  7. JRShoenberger

    board game review on Instagram: @jordanplaysblue

    I remember seeing them on tour around 2005 with Paramore and Plain White T's. I wonder if this is from that tour.
     
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  8. Ferrari333SP

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    From the press release above:

    "In 2005, the band booked a hometown concert at Long Island's Patchogue Theatre to raise funds for a friend in need. Aiming to release a live DVD, they filmed and recorded the show. In a statement, Nolan recalled that "the feeling in the room and on stage that night was incredible… Unfortunately, the footage ended up being unusable, so plans for the DVD were scrapped. The audio from the show sounded great, but at the time we were getting ready to release our first EP, so putting out a live album at the same time didn't make sense."
     
  9. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    I don’t love the recording of “Existentialism on Prom Night” from this set, but I do think I’ll listen to the rest of the band’s catalogue today.
     
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  10. serotonin

    who told you this room exists?

    I was just looking through some old poster tubes and found my The Needles, the Space tour poster. I think at the time I liked their first album more but TNTS is better over time.
     
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