The Silver Tear Conspiracy

The Silver Tear Conspiracy

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We like to call our music A.I.R Music, American Indie Rock. Our music has a driving undertow of pure rock and roll but it is very radio friendly and is straight up hooky. Its music for the listener to enjoy and respect anytime its heard.

Biography

The Silver Tear Conspiracy was conceived by T.J. Hopkins in 05'. With Matthew Hurley on drums, the STC sound finally came together with the addition of Nick D and Corey Mayes on 6-string. It’s the perfect blend of rock n' roll sounds and passion that can't be found in the music of today. "The idea of our music is the transition of life from that age where we all feel like we know everything, but really we know nothing of whom we are or what we will be. We always learn from hindsight and we have or I have at least. I feel like these songs are our way of warning everyone saying "hey don’t do that shit we know the consequences and their harsh dude, just listen to us! We know man!" (laughing) Life is one messed up journey but all in all it’s like a great book or play that was poorly written by a twelve-year-old." T.J. Hopkins S.T.C. The story of each of the band members musical background is as diverse as they come. T.J. 24 years old, The lead singer and bassist came from no real music training and a strong desire to show the world that you can make music even though you have no training. He began to play bass at the age of 18, soon after he joined his first band and was taught jazz bass and took those tools he acquired and made his own writings. Upon the breakup of that band T.J. decided to take some time off and write for himself, thus the idea of The Silver Tear Conspiracy began. Matt Hurley, 19 years old, The drummer and backing vocalist’s training began at the subtle age of 11, learning music theory and basic rudimental drum training. His first drum kit was purchased soon after. He expanded his knowledge of music by participating in band class in middle school and high school. He used this knowledge to create a sound for drums not heard in music today. Matt has taken influences from such drum greats as Mitch Mitchell, John Bonham, Buddy Rich, and Keith Moon just to name a few. “Growing up listening to so many different music styles and learning from all of them gave me the opportunity and ability to make an explosion of sound come from the drums, hell I didn’t even know I was capable of it, but somehow everyone says I very much am (laughs), I just thank God for giving me the talent to share music with the world.” -Matt Hurley STC. Nick Dickenson, 21 years of age began his musical journey picking up the guitar at 15. His influences come from a variety of punk, rockabilly, and surf music. Nick brings the realm of rhythm guitars to a new dimension combining all of these sounds with the beautiful sounds of his new found passion, indie rock. He began playing in various punk bands around the area before he was stricken with cancer at the age of 20. Everyone says good comes out of bad, and Nick is living proof of that. Having this terrible disease, he quit his previous band in search of recuperation. While recuperating, his previous band fell to the wayside, and Nick found himself without a purpose, and began searching for a new place to call home. At the same time The Silver Tear Conspiracy had just lost their previous guitar player to a new found love, his girlfriend. Then the band found Nick, and took him in as the new guitarist of The Silver Tear crew. Fully recovered, Nick is now enjoying his place in the band. Corey Mayes, 21 years old, Lead Guitarist of the band has came from a music background that stems from his father. In the 70's and 80's Corey’s father played in bands, inspiring Corey to pick up the guitar and play for himself. After some lessons in lead play, Corey was found by Nick and asked to join the band. This is Corey’s first band and we hope to make it his only. “He’s the best lead player I ever heard” T.J. Hopkins

Lyrics

Time Never Loved

Written By: Hopkins, The Silver Tear Conspiracy

` Time Never Loved
(Hopkins)

I talk in squares but here I am in a circle of friends,

Don’t feel so innocent all comes and our hearts lament,

Hide in your closet cause there’s a scar,

Where your dates are left, measure all that can be said as fair,

Pleasure you to know there wasn’t a lie among the air

So don’t speak another word, If I sold something for nothing
It would be a fraction of me, Polished shiny and new

So happy Easter enjoy her colors, Forever a reminder of love lost and days that don’t shine brighter, I love you and you know it, So goodbye angel with her wings hidden

Could the cigarettes cure the melancholy, Nah only make my brothers closer to me

Funny how a lie can become truth when it comes to being me and you,

Bound up in lace and covered in your drapes,

Answer the door but he’s there waiting thinking your great,

So don’t speak another word, If I sold something for nothing
It would be a fraction of me, Polished shiny and new

So happy Easter enjoy her colors, Forever a reminder of love lost and days that don’t shine brighter, I love you and you know it, So goodbye angel with her wings hidden

Sweet Lying Eyes

Written By: Hopkins, The Silver Tear Conspiracy

Sweet Lying Eyes

(Hopkins,Hurley,Dickenson,Mayes)

All I see today, the glow of your headlights, the glow of your headlights.

Though the season’s change, everything stays the same, oh everything stays the same.

Have you ever heard the angels sing? Heard the angels sing oh heard the angels sing.

Cry out in glorious, glorious symphonies, glorious symphonies!

And the words, Cover like blankets.

And the eyes of truth, staring back at you!

And if you heard my message!

You would know, dreams are coming true, dreams are coming true.

These four walls, cry like a prison to me, cry like a prison to me.

Am I one of the grains of sand in your hand, of sand in your hand.

Please don’t forget me here, in the glow of your headlights, the glow of your headlights.

And the words, Cover like blankets.

And the eyes of truth, staring back at you!

And if you heard my message!

You would know, dreams are coming true, dreams are coming true.

You’re sweet lying eyes.

You’re sweet lying eyes.

Fame Is What We're Up Against

Written By: Hopkins, The Silver Tear Conspiracy

Our hands still bleeding, wonder if tomorrow’s receding

The future is the dark abyss, crushed egos and a late night kiss

Fame is what we’re up against, up against
Fame is what we’re up against, up against

Pressure creeping down my spine, burn old records to pass the time

waiting for miracles and a patient smile, can we bear this tragedy one more hour

Oh the wait it never ends, tieing up all my loose ends,
Oh the wait it never ends.............

Fame is what we’re up against, up against
Fame is what we’re up against, up against

Discography

Fame Is What We're Up Against (Album) Sample Ep

Set List

1. Lying Eyes
2. Ode To Friends
3. Charity
4. Fantasy
5. King of The Rodeo (Kings of Leon Cover)
6. Fate
7. Skies Turn Red At Night
8. Time Never Loved
9. Fame is What We're Up Against
10. Last Night (The Strokes Cover)
11. Answers
12. Tell Me Nothings Wrong
13. Surrender (Cheap Trick Cover)