The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried


A combination of Metal and alternative music, Killswitch Engage mixed with Muse.


Long Island's The Things They Carried, or 3TC as they are affectionately called by their hometown fans, is a band on a mission. After recording their first EP "Attention Crisis" in spring of 2009, the band hit the road with a vengeance touring the east coast for just over a year. By summer of 2010 3TC knew it was time to head into the studio again and make a record. "We wanted to create something that all of us were equally excited about. We wanted every song to be as good as the next, no fillers!" singer/songwriter Steve Schwartz explains. The band headed to Shoreline, Washington just outside of Seattle to work with famed producer Casey Bates (Chiodos, Pierce The Veil, Isles and Glaciers, Fall of Troy). With Casey on board the band knew that this record would be exactly everything they wanted and everything that there fans would hopefully want.

Released on Dec.17th 2010. The album titled "There's Something I Can't Tell Anyone" talks about many issues that people can relate to whether it be a relationship gone sour, feeling like you don't belong, a secret that you're afraid to share with anyone, or self image issues. "I like to write about issues that people don't really talk about and keep locked inside" explains Steve Schwartz. 3TC has definitively created a sound they can call their own, while including aspects that fans love to hear. The band's ability to switch from intense screaming and heavy breakdowns to epic sing along choruses will keeping you asking, "What's Next?" Live, 3TC, leaves it all on the stage. "Without an amazing live show to back up a record, you can't really move forward" says drummer Andy Illiano.

With a 2011 tour in the works The Things They Carried are focused on making their mark and continuing to write music that they are proud of and hopefully inspires others.
The bands philosophy is best summarized by frontman Steve Schwartz: "Music, we believe is about taking risks, putting yourself out there, and hopefully people grab on to it."


The Rationality of Failure

Written By: Steve Schwartz

Verse-Another day another night, who's to say he could be right, clenching both my fists in anger I begin to see the light. Blood is boiling through my veins, all the loyalty the pain, you inflict upon me with out even saying my name.

chorus- Distractions from the lies, deception through his eyes, actions speaking louder than words, and one day you will see, the damage caused will be the rationality of failure.

Bridge-Questions that i'll never know, the answers to why does it always feel like i'm lost inside this state of confusion!!


Written By: Steve Schwartz

Verse- It's dark as night as she's driving home
Arriving back at 3 am.
Behind her a man, an evil look in his eyes
He over takes her, stabbing her in the back

pre chorus- And she cries out for help, as she's s s s screaming bloody murder,
And nobody lifts a finger, the 38 they turn to none.

Chorus- The question that we face is why did they not save the young girls life
If she was a distant cry and a heartbeat away why let her die

2nd Verse- I'm feeling famished walking through this town
What's this I see she's an angel my prey!
I wanna cut you gut you and fuck you until you bleed
The sound of your helpless voice I'm such a twisted man.

Bridge- Just when she's about to return to her home, he creeps up behind her stabbing her to pieces
Finally somebody calls 911! He could be the hero who saves her day it's to late!
It's 4 am as the whelels begin to turn rushing her to the emergency room
But before she arrives, she doses off to sleep not a sound nor a weep she's pronounced dead.

Last pre chorus- and some people say that larger numbers decreases the chances to step up, and help the victim who's struggling, and be the hero of the day!


"Attention Crisis" EP (7/10/2009)

Current Singles The Rationality of Failure and 364 Day Annicersary have streaming and radio play.

"There's Something I Can't Tell Anyone" LP ( 12/17/10)

Set List

The Rationality of Failure
Is That Your Idea What a Girl Should Look Like?......Not MIne!
An Ode To Rachel Winters
364 Day Anniversary

Set is about 25 to 30 minutes.