Episode 009: Taking Back Sunday

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Taking Back Sunday is truly a band that needs little introduction. The Long Island quintet changed the emo and contemporary punk games forever back in 2002 with the release of Tell All Your Friends, and they went on to enjoy mainstream success thanks to hits like “MakeDamnSure.” Of course, none of this was without turmoil; guitarist/vocalist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper unceremoniously departed the band in 2003, later going on to form Straylight Run before returning to TBS in 2010.

I caught up with Cooper and drummer Mark O’Connell in Silver Spring, Maryland to chat about their new album, Happiness Is, and major-label horror stories. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher so you don’t miss a single episode of the stories behind your favorite songs. Thanks for listening!


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