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Straylight Run

Genre:Rock, Alternative, Indie

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1Holding On lyrics
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3I Know It Hasn't Been Easy lyrics
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5The Great Compromise lyrics
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6It Never Gets Easier lyrics
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7With God On Our Side lyrics
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8Your Name Here (Sunrise Highway) lyrics
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9Dignity And Money lyrics
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10A Slow Descent lyrics
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1Un Mas Dos
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2The Needles The Space
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3Straylight Run
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4Prepare To Be Wrong EP
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John Nolan - guitar, piano, vocals
Shaun Cooper - Bass
Will Noon - Drums

In April of 2003, Shaun Cooper and John Nolan decided to form a new band. But while Shaun and John agreed on the concept of abandoning everything they had known to form a new band, they were only two people with an idea for a band, and no actual band yet. They had some songs though, and with some help from their friend Mark O'Connell on the drums, they recorded demo versions with John on lead vocals, guitar, and piano and Shaun on bass guitar. The songs they recorded laid out a blueprint for the bands sound: piano- and guitar-based pop songs that would incorporate samples, drum loops, and interesting sounds wherever possible.

After they finished recording, they realized that it would be necessary to get a permanent drummer for the band. Will Noon, drummer for the band Breaking Pangea that had recently broken up and Shaun asked if he would be interested in joining his new band, and Will accepted the offer. After a month of practicing as a trio, they were ready to add one more person. They soon decided on John's sister, Michelle, who had been writing songs and playing guitar and piano for years.

After much deliberation and debate, Will brought a name to the band that he had taken from the science fiction novel Neuromancer: Straylight Run. It had no particular significance, but somehow it sounded mysteriously significant. It didn't bring to mind any specific type of band, but it sounded vaguely familiar. It was perfect. With a name agreed on they made the six songs they had recorded available to the world, posting them free of charge on their website.

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