First Record Sep07

First Record

Clip Records is releasing the first record this month. It’s been out-of-print for a little while. This new version will include two demo tracks and one of the songs that didn’t make it the first time around. It will be fun to hear. I’ve sent over the files. See how it turns out. Also, I have a new single coming out.

TINS Update Jan 2017 Jan26

TINS Update Jan 2017

Troy was recording but a few things have upended the schedule. We’re looking at Fall 2017 and, for that, we’re truly sorry. In the meantime, enjoy this photograph of two people making artisanal coffee.

Third Record Nov16

Third Record

Hi everyone. I’ve drafted a chart that shows how incredibly lazy I am. There is no Sin in Sin My Body: 2009 We Are Revealed: 2011 I had high hopes and an aspirational spirit. 2016 seemed possible. Quick answers that explain nothing: Will this release come with a book? No. Is it another concept record? Yes…sorry. Who is playing on it? Mostly me. Is there a tour planned? Not in the US. Likely Europe. Thank you for being interested. I am lucky....

New Lyrics Oct19

New Lyrics

As we’ve been recording and playing new material, we’ve discussed titles. No decisions yet. Tim has another band project. More on that soon.

Free The Records Feb20

Free The Records

We’re giving away our first two records through March 30. Whatever you do, don’t buy them from iTunes. You’ll feel ripped off, burrow it deep inside and, at our next show, approach us with a metaphorical ax to grind. Not a literal ax. That would be messed up. Thanks for...

Album. Traveling. Sep05

Album. Traveling.

Greetings from Barcelona. Here for a week. In our downtime, we’re chatting up the local skaters for Devil Street Decks and documenting graffiti (like we do). Here is what we know: We have been auditioning songs, recording and playing tiny shows. The first new songs will precede the...

Kino Proby at Space Jul16

Kino Proby at Space

If you’ve never heard of Kino Proby, they’re a cover band that I first caught in the early 2000s. They play raucously fun covers of Viktor Tsoi’s 80s Russian punk band Kino. You must...

Gascan Magazine May08

Gascan Magazine

Evan Kanarakis and I had a conversation last year that lead to yet another side project for us. Gascan Magazine is an online music journal was highlights the music that we like and the people who will talk to us. Our goal was to create a non-critical, non-holier-than-thou publication that we...

Port City Blue: “Accidental Animals” Jan08

Port City Blue: R...

My photos are up for a month at Port City Blue. The theme? Animals that I’ve bumped into around the world. A horse taking a shower in Nice, France. A cow wandering along the highway in northern California. My first impulse was to use the street photographs that I’d taken but I...

New Release? Dec08

New Release?

Yep. End of 2014. While we’re away, you should listen to Perfume Genius playing Neil Young’s “Helpless”

Fin Nov29

Fin

This project has been fun but I’ve always wanted this to be a limited engagement. We are going to do one more show this year. Heading back to Portland for a night. Thank you to everyone who bought the music, came out and wrote about us. You made us feel special and squeaky clean. Tim,...

Christophe On Ukelele Jan29

Christophe On Ukelel...

Christophe Garnier is the French photographer who created the amazing photographs for our last record, We Are Revealed. It was a joy to visit with him when we toured there. You can see Christophe’s work here. He’s incredibly talented. But he’s also a ukelele player! He sent...

Cover of “El Cid” by Geoff Jan20

Cover of “El C...

The other day, one of our most enduring friends, Geoff Itz, sent me a video via Twitter. He had covered a song from our last album. I showed it to a few of my band mates and, universally, the first question was: how did he figure out the words? I wanted to feign insult at the idea Geoff...

Play Loud Jan03

Play Loud

We are chalk lines Grass lined boxes We have no hope of Abandoned metros We lose our way We count our losses And nothing opens Again We down prescriptions Like mementos build up resistance To what upsets us You are the only one I believe We talk ourselves up We push our chests out We hide...

Joshua Madore Dec10

Joshua Madore

This Friday is your one chance to catch a live intimate show of some new material. Joshua Madore’s band will be playing as well. Let’s drink. Location: Not at One Longfellow as pictured. Slainte on Preble. Date/Time: This Friday at 9PM.

Empire Portland R...

  We’re playing a show in Portland this week to support our friend Will Gattis. He has a new CD coming out–brilliant as always–and we’re lucky to be able to celebrate it with him. The show is at Empire in Portland, ME. Starts at 9PM. Tickets are $7 at the door....

Music Video For “Untitled” Oct20

Music Video For R...

A short film by Ruwan starring actress Marla Simone. A brilliant little piece.

At The Kennedys Jul06

At The Kennedys

We weren’t down in Hyannis Port for photos. Mostly drinking. Drinking and some...

Second Best Album of 2011 Jun18

Second Best Album of...

We didn’t know. We didn’t campaign. Two days before it ended, we found out that our hometown paper The Portland Phoenix had nominated We Are Revealed for “Best Album of 2011.” Our PR guy is lazy and surly. He reads the wrong papers. He collects empty bottles of beer....

The Day Before Voting Ends May17

The Day Before Votin...

I just learned that our record was nominated for Best Album of The Year at the Portland Phoenix. If you’re interested in votin’, it’s too late. Thank you for coming....

From 2001, “Markers On The Table” Mar29

From 2001, “Ma...

A few people (okay 2) have asked for a re-release of some of the old Pola songs (circa 1999-2001). Pola was a project of mine that I started before There Is No Sin (a few years after Einstein). We put out a few self-made CDs. It was very humble and didn’t really go anywhere. The song...

New CD. Free Song. Mar19

New CD. Free Song.

As promised, we’re offering a free download from the new CD. “Misled” was recently featured on Maine Public Radio MPBN’s In Tune By Ten with Sara Willis. Thanks for listening. Download Now (you may have to right-click to save...

March Madness and Other News Mar12

March Madness and Other News

March offers no downtime. To all of you One Longfellow attendees, thank you. You made for an entertaining night. Our upcoming forays include a live radio event and a few shows (easy ones, all local). It’s rather vague at the moment. Also, I’m posting a new track here this week.

Show! Portland, Maine! Feb23

Show! Portland, Main...

You don’t want to miss this. Unless you hate us (but then why are you here, that’s super weird). The band will be playing the new CD along with material from the from the first Clip Records release. One Longfellow Square. Congress Street in Portland. The show starts at 8. Doors...

New Video on YouTube Feb14

New Video on YouTube

Last year, I talked to Rukshan Thenuwara (the director of our “El Cid” video) and pitched to him an idea for “Practice Crawling.” He asked maybe four or five questions. There were a few quick drafts but that was it. In a few months, he’d put down the...

Portland Show Feb 23rd Feb02

Portland Show Feb 23...

After the surprise nod from the last Portland Phoenix of 2011, we had a number of people ask us about a Portland show. We had to scramble a bit and the lovely people of One Longfellow were able to fit us in. Our We Are Revealed celebration party will be held February 23rd at 8PM. Our special...

2011 In Review Jan05

2011 In Review

The last year proved to be a pretty amazing one for There Is No Sin. The new CD came out, they toured France and garnered some great press to boot. We thought it would be nice to put together a Year In Review. If we missed anything let us know! June 2011 The first video from the new CD is...

Somebody and Me Show Dec20

Somebody and Me Show

I recently recorded a live interview with Chicago’s Somebody and Me show. It’s a comedy podcast that often features Chicago bands. It was a bit revealing for someone who doesn’t like confess to much. Sadly, the Skype connection was a bit wonky though and we weren’t...

Finally Revealed Oct26

Finally Revealed

Yesterday, the new CD was released. We’d promised digital first, so there you go. It’s been a manic 24 hours. Here are the links that I know of so far: Clip Records Online Store iTunes Amazon I’ll some more info soon. The release will be on Spotify and MOG despite earlier...

New Video Still Oct24

New Video Still

I just received a still from the video for “Practice Crawling.” It was filmed in LA by Rukshan Thenuwara, the same director who created the noir video for “El Cid,” and it’s amazing. The video will be released in early December.

French Tour 2011 Oct13

French Tour 2011

I didn’t want to leave France. None of us did. It didn’t start that way though. We arrived to chaos. The car at Charles de Gaulle was a no show and Tim was already in Rennes, three hours south. My manly response? Hyperventilate. I had to perform in six hours. I was stranded. In a...

ER Live on YouTube Sep28

ER Live on YouTube

I recorded a live song today. If I go the way of Icarus, I wanted to leave with a smile. “ER” from the new CD.

Interview with Australia’s The Cud Sep26

Interview with Austr...

A little while back, Evan Kanarakis of The Cud was kind enough to listen to my upcoming CD and lend me his thoughts. The following link is for an interview that we did a month ago. Do I spill on it? A smidge. But only a smidge. You can read it...

Endormi Sep03

Endormi

This song was recorded as an experiment. J’apprends le français. 🙂 The lyrics have now been adjusted thanks to the assistance of Christope Garnier. 🙂 The video for this song on YouTube was taken down due to a recording error. We’re shooting it again. It’s looking lovely out...

The JV Aug26

The JV

It’s not Junior Varsity. These shots were taken August 23rd, 2011 by Portland, Maine photographer Jessica Verry. It was our first Portland performance of the new CD and a first with the full band. As always, Terez from Blue on Congress St. was a gracious host. The show was sold out. We...

New Tour Dates (Updated) Aug23

New Tour Dates (Upda...

We’ve started adding more shows before the CD comes out in October. The solo shows in Vermont and Portland were a lot of fun. If you came out, thanks for being a test subject. 😉 The rest of the shows are with the band: Tim McNamara (guitar, bass) and Leslie Deane (vocals, percussion,...

Under The Radar Magazine Feature Jul11

Under The Radar Maga...

The first song off our new CD We Are Revealed has been chosen for inclusion in the Under The Radar Digital Sampler. The song, “Arrive,” will be available as a download for magazine readers. They’re a quarterly so the next edition comes out at the end of July. It’s a...

Province Sessions – Demo 1 Jun24

Province Sessions &#...

I’ve decided to post a series of five demos that were from early 2010. These are songs that didn’t make it on to the new CD. They’re rough, and in most cases, unedited recordings of ideas that from a two-day practice that came to be known as the Province Session. I’ll...

Revealed Indeed Jun21

Revealed Indeed

The first large scale photo shoot for the new CD was staged in a 250 year-old house. It’s claw-foot bathtub was filled with water and my body was partially submerged. The effect was not unlike a ’70s horror film…complete with grainy 35mm images to match. This didn’t go...

El Cid Video Director’s Cut May20

El Cid Video Directo...

The original version of this video was created several months ago for Clip Records. It was a contest submission by the filmmaker Rukshan Thenuwara and it won. The great thing is that it was created without any input by me. The song isn’t about alcoholism but the video proved to be a...

The Great Unveiling Apr29

The Great Unveiling

The new release is still a ways off but here’s a shot of one of the review copies. The disc sits on the front of the We Are Revealed book but it pops off. The photo by Christophe wraps around CD and it blends in. It adds a three-dimensional aspect. We wanted it to…bad joke...

Edgar Wright and Trumpets Apr28

Edgar Wright and Tru...

I’ve never been good with a horn. Brass instruments elude me. Maybe it’s something to do with my mouth or bad lungs. Might explain why I’m so terrible on the harmonica too. I try though. Recorded once. Massive fail. Came off like I was bayoneting an ostrich. On a totally...

There Is No Sin at The Big Easy Apr22

There Is No Sin at T...

A fan emailed this photo from my last show at The Big Easy. She asked me to not credit her for some reason. Maybe she’s on the lam or embarrassed that her photos were blurry. Either way, thanks good citizen of the music world. 🙂 Next show is at Blue in Portland in August. Details on...

Share Your Charity Apr11

Share Your Charity

We have an event that we’re planning for September and part of it will be a fundraiser. I have my own favorite causes, but I’d love to hear what you support. Send me an email or a tweet with the name of your favorite charity. I’m looking for an honest and real world cause....

The Tall Hat Wedding Song Apr01

The Tall Hat Wedding...

My Twitter friends, Chris and Melanie aka Tall Hat Media, were getting married. I offered to create a song for them. I had the best of intentions but given their comedic background, it seemed fitting to avoid the teary. Have a listen. For more on their comedy sketch broadcast, The Abraham...

There Is No Sin – We Are Revealed Mar09

There Is No Sin R...

This image is from the last page of the book. The proofs arrived, so I spent a few hours doing just that: proofreading. It worked out. A bit of beer to ease the tedium of reading something for the umpteenth time. In a few weeks, we’ll have the first batches heading to the lovely folks...

Where’s The Book? Feb07

Where’s The Bo...

A few weeks back, I had mentioned that I would post a page from We Are Revealed. I never did…but I can explain. There were some copyright concerns so I was told to hang loose, wait for the blahblahblah and the papermcwork and generally not be so jumpy. Sorry…I know your day hinged...

New Lyrics Posted Jan13

New Lyrics Posted

Way ahead of the grunt work for the new CD, I decided to post the lyrics. As a kid, I would pore through my records, decoding them, writing the words in notebooks. There was a lot of magic in that. Unfortunately, when it’s your own writing things are a bit different. Click here for the...

Website For The New Record Jan09

Website For The New ...

The engines have started to churn out stuff for the new record. The biggest change has been that there is a website now just for the disc. The images were taken by a U.S. photographer who does a lot of work with the homeless. I’ll pass on his info soon in a proper post. Seems like an...

New Year’s 1999 Dec31

New Year’s 1999

New Years…the most abstract of holidays. Hope it’s fun for you. I really appreciate everyone who has been listening to my music this year…reading my ramblings…you’re lovely people. I was playing around with a song that I originally recorded on an old 4-track back...