Are You Conspirienced?

by The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy

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The second Dan Sheehan Conspiracy album featuring the full live band plus special guest musicians Patrick Moraz and Andy Krikun.

While the past few years have seen other modern rock bands embrace the subtle, with their new album Are You Conspirienced? the Dan Sheehan Conspiracy present a fresh new sound which isn’t afraid to harness the passion that made rock music a force to be reckoned with during its most potent eras. Fueling Sheehan’s soul baring lyrics are a band equally capable of painting musical textures as they are flexing their rock muscles to present a collection which covers a wide range of musical emotions and dynamics.

The DSC roar with unbridled force on rockers such as the angstful “I’ll See You There” and “The Ever Pleasant Notion,” the latter of which combines anthemic riffs with the Southern tinge of slide guitars and a gospel wail giving way to a middle-eight rap by emcee Sheehan. “Eleventh Hour” and “Have a Nice Summer” present the more alt-rock roots which Sheehan’s previous band, Banter brought to the stages of the Northeast U.S. in the pre-Conspiracy days. “Something in Return” lures the listener with a catchy piano hook leading into a pop/punk chorus as it makes an unapologetic critique of the self-centered people too often found in the arts world. Paying tribute to their more classic influences, the Conspiracy bring in guest keyboard legend and band friend Patrick Moraz (Yes, the Moody Blues etc. etc.) to add organ to the heavy blues of “Dark Summer” and the Latin-tinged rocker “Tu Mochila Está Abierta,”. Finishing the album is the beautiful solo guitar instrumental “Message to Jeremiah,” written for Sheehan’s father who passed away in 2009.

Are You Conspirienced? is a no-filler, no formula album in the tradition of the Conspiracy’s self-titled debut – a self-release which garnered airplay on over 200 radio stations in North America and Europe as well as lucrative licensing deals on both sides of the pond. Prior to running their current radio campaign, Conspirienced has already been embraced by dozens of FM and web stations in the U.S., Canada, the U.K./Europe, Africa and New Zealand based solely on the album being available online. Having spent the last few years traversing the states playing venues and festivals from Boston to Austin, the band will be performing throughout the U.S. in 2013 with a tour of Europe over the summer.

“Dan Sheehan from The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy is now becoming an international rock star! It's understandable, because after you hear the band's new album, Are You Conspirienced?, I'm sure you'll agree he sounds just like one… The songs on the album are awesome!”
- Clive Swersky, Alive With Clive TV, White Plains, NY USA

“Four tracks from the brilliant The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy, Are You Conspirienced? album now added to our playlist on Xtra AwSum Radio”
- Jim Bowe, music director, AwSum Radio, Aberdeen, Scotland

“I listened to the first title… I wanted to download the album right away.”
- Jean Pascal Jehan, music director, Run City Radio 97.4 FM, St. Denis, Reunion

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released 08 February 2013

Written, recorded, and produced by Dan Sheehan with...
Gianluis Rosado - bass guitar and vocals
Simon Kono - guitar and vocals
Dave Mason - drums
plus special guest keyboard performances by Patrick Moraz and Andy Krikun

mixed by Bob Both at Twain Recording, West Milford, NJ
mastered by Tom Waltz at Waltz Audio, Boston, MA

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New York rockers The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy greatly expanded their mission “to bring the passion back to rock” in the past year, performing on both sides of the Atlantic (including opening slots for influences the Meat Puppets and Courtney Love) and garnering worldwide airplay for their 2013 sophomore release, Are You Conspirienced? ... more

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Track Name: I'll See You There
There was a time when I could believe
The world would provide everything that I'd need
So innocent, ignorant of greed
Now I get down on my knees and I plead
A family tree, geneology
Stacking the decks dealt to you and to me
Geography, the past history
A moment from 500,000 B.C.
It started the chain, guided the path
In one hundred years you could not do the math
To be able to trace back to the event
That determined the future and just how it went

Hey you - do you really think that you're so blessed?
Or are you just the result of chance happening as it does?
Do you really think it's part of some Heavenly master plan
For you to come out ahead of the rest of us?

Time marches on for you and for me
As we try to follow our paths to be free
Opportunity, wealth or poverty
The right to agree, to be blind or to see
Now every time I turn on my TV
And have to hear some pompous celebrity
Explaining on 'E' how they're more blessed than me
I wish they would open their eyes and could see
What started the chain, guided the path
In one thousand years you could not do the math
To be able to trace back to the event
That determined the future and just how it went

Well the world lays waste to some while others live their dreams
But most of us are left to reap our reward for being meek
And the truth that we seek in the world to come
And I hope that it comes, yes I hope that it comes
Don't you hope that it comes? I surely hope that it comes
Well I'll see you there
I'll see you there
I'll see you there, I'll see you there, I'll see you there, I'll see you there
I'll see you there
Track Name: Eleventh Hour
I know I said I'd take this burden
But now it's starting to break my back
And you know I'm feeling quite deserted
As I lay miles from the tracks

And all those promises are thrown into the wind
The coldness penetrates my skin
And stings down deep inside and burns into my pride
'Til the wind blows back to me again

I thought I'd left behind these feelings
But they're all finding their way back
And all these painful blows you're dealing
Can't hide the underlying fact

And all the evidence is thrown into the fire
I respond quickly to retrieve
In paranoia that your two minds will conspire
To deny all you made me believe

And now in the eleventh hour
You turn your back and walk away
And all the sweetness that's turned sour
Will never see another day

And all these memories I retrieve from time to time
Are long forgotten in your mind
Played back as fantasies where you're forever mine
Reminders of a better time
Track Name: Forevermore
Gone from my sight are the visuals of a cold deserted night
But the sound still remains
Starts as a murmur 'til it echoes into space
I hear it in my sleep as the long abandoned memories start to creep
But it's gone from my sight forevermore

Never meant to be
Like a broken once enchanting melody
But the chords still remain like a record that's been etched inside my brain
Mem'ries drift away like a cold and wet mid-February day
That's now gone from my mind forevermore

Now listen to me child, won't you please hear my advice?
'Cause I've made my mistakes, but I'd never make them twice
Hold on dearly to your cherished memories
Or Father Time will come and sweep them in the breeze, yeah!

Never would you know just how hard it was to make the music flow
But the song still remains like a bullet that's been lodged inside my brain
Here in empty land I carve a river through the arid desert sand
And it runs through my veins forevermore
Track Name: Tu Mochila Esta Abierta
none (instrumental)
Track Name: The Ever Pleasant Notion
So high was the tide
As you heard the waves a-crashing, you could visualize the sight
Washed up on the beach
A hundred homeless animals, their ocean out of reach
We walked right past the sight
Where you hear the ghosts a-whispering of the cautionary night
Dark, dark was the dawn
A thousand hungry faces but we had to keep moving on

There comes a time when the stars align
The clouds will roll away or at least that's what they say

Please, please Lady please
When you're doling out the suffering don't you hand me no disease
I wait here for your grace
But I just can't help from worrying what I might find in its place

I've roamed over the earth, sailed from sea to shining sea
But I couldn't find the answers to the questions ailing me
So I try to stay cool, I try to stay tough
But sometimes my thick skin starts to feel a little rough
I try to hold on to the ever pleasant notion
That there's more to this life than a whirlwind of commotion
And I just keep searching for a shred of evidence
That before I leave this world it might start to make some sense

There comes a time when the stars align
The clouds will roll away or at least that's what they say
So get in line - no time to take your time
But you can take your pay
Save it for a rainy day

Please, please Father please
I am spending half of my whole life down on my bended knees
I wait here for your love
But I just can't keep from wondering what else might come down from above
Track Name: Dark Summer
Dark summer taking its toll
Dark thoughts taking over my soul
Skeletons I been trying to hide
Take the wheel you’re just along for the ride

Oh, I’m living in shame! Oh, Lord, get me out of this pain!

Mother, mother did the best that she can
You're too old to try to blame her again
Showed us doors to right choices and wrong
I chose the wrong one now I’m singing this song

Oh, I’m living in shame! Oh, Lord, get me out of this pain!

I want to write about my rage but all that’s come out is my sadness
So I hope I can entertain you with my tales of drunken madness
Riding free in the wind and swimming in the ocean
I hope that can convince you that I’m reeling with emotion
Reality check is way overdue!

The world spinning ‘round at the speed of a hound
It kind of makes it hard to keep your feet on the ground
Often life can hit you much faster than light
Jump in the air and you’re pulled right back by gravity’s might
No more running away from you

Drowning sorrows could be your demise
Door 2 might be a new paradise
Stars shining ‘round the full moon in the night
Can mesmerize you if you look at it right

No more living in shame! Oh, Lord, get me out of this game!

A roller coaster ride of steep hills and turns
I coast through it like you got no concerns
Dormant lives awaken in spring
But dark summer can undo everything

Oh, I’m living in shame! Oh, dear Lord, get me out of this pain!

A soul lost while another is found
One day you’re here the next you’re down in the ground
Track Name: Have a Nice Summer
She’s so prim and proper, yeah
She speaks the Queen’s English even though she comes from Miami (from Miami!)
She hates philosophy and she’s religiously confused
But she’ll tell you all about the goddess and astrology


CHORUS:
It’s been a year since I saw her last (it’s been a year!)
I was supposed to go and visit her last spring
I left some drunken messages on her answering machine
She sent a card saying “thanks for the birthday present
And have a nice summer”
Have a nice summer

She’s always searching for something to believe in (oh yeah!)
But once she believes it she won’t believe anything else
She’s socially uptight but she worships all the biggest tramps, yeah.
Her idols never can do any wrong.

Repeat chorus

Guitar solo

This uptight little girl listens to songs about…
Of course if I ever wrote such a song you know she’d think I was repugnant
She’s seemingly sweet but she’s always in a funky state of mind –oh yeah
She loves to talk but she never ever says what’s on her mind (What’s on her mind?)
What’s on her mind? (What’s on her mind?)
What’s on her mind? (What’s on her mind?)
What’s on her m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-mind?
Track Name: Something In Return
Well hello Mr. Garvey. Invitations to send?
Having trouble deciding are we whom to count as a friend?
All you’ve strived to accomplish, all you’ve done for yourself
Has your admirers delighted, as they watch from their shelves

No thanks, Mr. Hollywood – no need to pick up the bill
We all know you’re so jolly good and your wallet’s quite filled
We quite clearly remember how you were back in school
The extents you would go to to leave no doubt you were cool

If you want everyone to revere you
If you really expect us to be so concerned
If you want us to care about what you create
Then you might want to offer something in return

Well good golly Miss Holly, you stole the show with your song
Too bad as you ascended you couldn’t take us along
Good-bye brother Cisco. She’s gone and left you behind
Although we’re truly sorry, you’re not the first of your kind

If you want everyone to revere you
If you really expect us to be so concerned
If you want us to care about what you create
Then you might want to offer the same in return
Just something in return, just something in return

Look around – take a good hard look at yourself
From the same piece of ground on which we stand
Realize in the grand scale of it all
With a sense of perspective the scale’s not so ground

Too busy Miss Lizzy? No time to pick up the phone?
I hope it won't be too jarring when you find we’re not home

If you want everyone to revere you
If you really expect us to be so concerned
If you want us to care about what you create
Then you might want to offer something in return
Just something in return, just something in return
Give us something in return! Ohhhhhhhh yeah!
Track Name: Shown the Light
Tossed from side to side
On this turbulent ride
But it can’t be denied it’s the
Road that’s brought me over to you
You

And all this foolish pride
In a lonely place resides
Over my heart it can’t preside
So I freely turn it over to you
To you, yeah you

As I look back upon the road that’s brought me here
Times when I thought that I would never come so near
To being able to overcome the forces of doubt and fear
But now I see the light it’s never been so clear

Though I must confess
To never knowing such tenderness
Gratitude I do express
For the road that you’ve unraveled for me, for me

As I move forward through this journey of my life
I’ve tasted victory and overwhelming strife
But I can face these things with you here by my side
For I have seen the light beyond the turbulent ride

So I thank you now
You’ve shone the light that’s shown me how
To find my way it’s true
That I owe it all to you

So now I do decide
To let the past be cast aside
That your love won’t be denied for I
Am so satisfied here with you
You – yeah

I’m shown the light thanks to you
I’m shown the light thanks to you
I’m shown the light thanks to you
Track Name: Message to Jeremiah
none (instrumental)