watch Straylight Run reunite for the first time in 10+ years on Riot Fest livestream
As promised, Straylight Run reunited (virtually) for the first time in over 10 years on the Riot Fest At Home livestream. Following an interview with John Nolan, John did gorgeous solo piano performances of the Straylight classic "Your Name Here (Sunrise Highway)" and a cover of Elvis Costello's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding," and then he wrapped up the performance by bringing Shaun Cooper, Will Noon, and Michelle DaRosa together (quarantine style) for the band's most widely-loved song, "Existentialism On Prom Night." Obviously it's not the same as a "real" reunion, but it's still pretty amazing to see these four playing together again, and they sounded really great. That last chorus is always chill-inducing and you really felt it from this performance.
You can watch an archive of the full stream below. The performance starts around the 15:30 mark.
Straylight Run also released Straylight Run Live At The Patchogue Theatre, which was recorded in 2005, timed with today's Bandcamp fundraiser. All proceeds go to Feeding America. You can stream it below and purchase it on Bandcamp. Bandcamp is still waiving its cut of sales from all purchases made today through midnight Pacific time.
As John pointed out in the interview, Taking Back Sunday are selling facemasks with their panther logo in their webstore, and for every mask purchased, TBS will donate one to healthcare systems in need.