Texas Christian metalcore act Oh, Sleeper announced today that founding bass player Lucas Starr has decided it was time to become a responsible grown-up and move on from the band. He’ll be replaced by the band’s friend Nate Grady, who has filled in on previous tours.
Click here to view the full statement from Starr.
Oh, Sleeper are currently recording the follow-up to “Son of the Morning,” released in 2009 on Solid State.
Hey Archers, Lucas here. 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 moms 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.
(www.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 (http://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….
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