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Oh, Sleeper bassist leaves band

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:37 PM PT


Oh, Sleeper has announced the amicable departure of bass player Lucas Starr, who has subsequently been replaced by Nate Grady. Starr had the following to say:

"I've come bearing bittersweet news and there is so much I'd like to say, but I promised myself I wasn't gonna make a long dramatic deal out of this. Haha. So to the point....I'm not gonna be able to continue into record 3 with Oh, Sleeper. This was one of the hardest decisions that I've ever had to make, but as a 26 year old adult, it has become impossible to tour and to pay my bills. I recently moved out of my mom's house, and into a nice apartment. So I felt like it was time to step down and be a grown up, regroup, and pay some bills.

"Our good friend Nate Grady will be taking my place. Some of you might remember him from when he filled in for me last year on the west coast. He's a great musician, and please believe me when I say that you guys are gonna freak when you hear the new Oh, Sleeper songs. They are by far the best songs that Shane and James has ever written. I can't thank you guys enough for the love and memories. I've made many friends over the last 5 years, and I hope you will all continue to keep in touch on Facebook and stuff. (facebook.com/lucasstarr) I'll never stop playing music, I just have to close this chapter of my life so that I can continue to grow as a man. My girlfriend and I started a side project a few months ago called 'At Night We Strike' and we'll be writing stuff for that from the comfort of our own home. Haha. We just posted a new song we wrote and recorded called 'Don't Let It Take Control' and it's on our Facebook page (listn.to/atnightwestrike). Probably not what you're going to expect, but we're just making music that we enjoy. Please feel free to pass the music along to anyone who you think might enjoy it also. I hope that all of you will keep up with me and my journey through life. It's just beginning. :) Be blessed friends. Until next time."


26 comments


2/23/2011 8:40:10 PM
OH, fck I FORGOT 2 CARE LOL ROFL

2/23/2011 8:48:40 PM
but as a 26 year old adult, it has become impossible to tour and to pay my bills. I recently moved out of my mom's house, and into a nice apartment. So I felt like it was time to step down and be a grown up, regroup, and pay some bills.

2/23/2011 8:48:53 PM
I recently moved out of my mom's house

2/23/2011 8:49:41 PM
I GUESS HE WOKE UP HURR DURR DURR

2/23/2011 9:45:05 PM
Nickelback is a good band. Honest, heart-felt.

2/23/2011 10:18:25 PM
Good dude. Good luck.

2/23/2011 10:32:28 PM
Living with your parents till your 26, thats what metalcore has to offer

2/23/2011 11:09:47 PM
way to not be drawn out and over-dramatic, you ass. big props for moving out of mommy's house at age fcking TWENTY-SIX. jesus christ ....

2/23/2011 11:47:49 PM
i read in there somewhere tha he said this wasnt going to be long then ten minutes later i realized it was a lie

2/23/2011 11:53:41 PM
All about paying them bills. How about instead of writing shitty music with your girlfriend how about fcking her instead.

2/24/2011 12:03:11 AM
He may be a 26 year old adult, but that's no excuse to dress like a 14 year old. Who the hell wears clock necklaces anymore? Oh yeah, dumbasses.

2/24/2011 1:20:23 AM
Briefcase filled with Mighty Max playsets, and Transformers. Go fck yourself.

2/24/2011 3:39:37 AM
self-scorend nations arent stoked.

2/24/2011 4:12:25 AM
im actually crying right now, haha...good for him, im so proud of this guy, what a great story

2/24/2011 8:09:10 AM
At night we strike.... lol

2/24/2011 8:11:35 AM
I recently moved out of my mom's house. DUDE, YOUR 26.

2/24/2011 8:23:12 AM
BREAK UP BREAK UP BREAK UP BREAK UP

2/24/2011 8:24:06 AM
oh and 99.9% of you gays live with your parents too so you don't have much room to talk.

2/24/2011 9:23:34 AM
casketofaids 2/24/2011 8:24:06 AM oh and 99.9% of you gays live with your parents too so you don't have much room to talk < i couldnt have said it better

2/24/2011 10:05:36 AM
It wasn't longer than 10 minutes Acai, you're just a slow reader.

2/24/2011 10:20:58 AM
sometimes life hits you hard... i know what he means, hardcore doesn't pay the bills

2/24/2011 12:06:13 PM
Be blessed? fck you.

2/24/2011 12:56:39 PM
credit for realizing the lifeflip that you were livin

2/24/2011 5:27:01 PM
he's leaving to pay bills with the oh, sleeper merch and equiptment he stole a couple months back when the whole band was oh, sleepin

2/24/2011 7:02:26 PM
Acai needs hooked on phonics.

2/25/2011 11:01:40 AM
guy quits shit band to start shit band with gf, slang shit mp3's, paypal us, we got this nice apartment we gotta pay for




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