While recording their first six track EP, Jesse Lacey left the band to form Brand New with Brian Lane, the drummer of The Rookie Lot.
Then, John Nolan half jokingly asked his friend, Adam Lazzara from North Carolina if he would move to Long Island and play bass for the band.
Lyrically, Lazzara has lowered his guard now that the OG TBS are back together, as it would be easy to intrepret this track as directed toward ex-fiancee Chauntelle Du Pree ("This is nothing like I pictured/Forgot what it was like to miss you/There's no one to take for granted now you're gone").
The singer continues his more open, honest, direct form of lyricism on the fast-paced rocker "You Got Me," which finds him singing about his current wife, Mischa, and her 2008 pregnancy.
Today, Adam Lazzara has married Mischa Vaagen, a local Tyler girl, (we are told), in his backyard, in Tyler, TX.
They are expecting their first child in the fall, and our family wishes them no ill will.
Ironically, as the band progressed through a series of guitarists and bassists over the next three albums, the songwriting went from good to great, but the performances began to lack that spark that made definitely benefits from both sides of the equation, as there's no question Lazzara, Reyes and O' Connell have improved dramatically as musicians over the past decade, and Nolan and Cooper have brought in that much-needed lightning which sets some of these tracks off like no TBS song has since the early days, specifically the crushing opener "El Paso," the vibe of "Best Places To Be A Mom" and the monstrous, fist-pumping chorus of "This Is All Now." Nolan and Cooper's time in the more moody, piano-based outfit Straylight Run have added a new dynamic to the group, too; the keys feature heavily in the album's best track, "Since You're Gone," which has Lazzara bellowing a simple chorus of "I'm sorry, I'm sorry/Come back, come back" over Reyes' chunky power chords and Nolan's pinpoint plunking.Within the next week, Adam had moved to Bellmore with John, and was the full-time bassist.Adam worked at guitarist Eddie Reyes' father's deli for pay.Reports are coming in that Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday) was recently married in Austin, TX and that the happy couple is expecting their first child.Congratulations to him and Mischa.(source)second Apparently Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory) and Hayley Williams (Paramore) are dating.Later, it’s hard to believe lead single from Happiness Is, ‘Flicker, Fade’ is only one album old the way the audience explodes and melodic verses see that sorrowful cracked voice cutting through the air like a foglight.