New Lyrics Jul13

New Lyrics

As we’ve been recording and playing new material, we’ve discussed titles. I’ve never been to Vegas so it can’t be title. Your mouth is out of sync with your words If I can connect the points I’ll only like you We are lights that won’t light up anymore hungover in a elevator doused with soap and propped on walls See you...

3rd Record Mar05

3rd Record

We are working on the 3rd album. Our old one-take habits die hard. Apologies to the poor soul who will have to master this thing. For example, this vocal had to be recorded in a closet-sized bathroom. Troy

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 listening. Here you...

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 album by a month or two. This will be our first digital only release. No discs. This is not the upbeat record we promised. Clip friends have picked “Some Book by Ondaatje” as the first single. Tim and Al would be willing to wear tuxedos for the next show but not baby blue 70s suits. More soon....

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 could use to counteract the cynicism that pervades a lot of music blogs. We don’t know if we’ve succeeded yet. We’re trying. Take a look, if you’d...

Port City Blue: “Accidental Animals” Jan08

Port City Blue: “Accidental Animals”...

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 kept noticing the creatures popping up. Taking a page on r/aww, I decided it made for a less fussy show. The opening was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came and drank wine with us. [Show as slideshow] Photographs (c) 2013 by Troy Keiper. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Reprint only with original...

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


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, Al and I will be back with a new release in 2014. It will still be us. It might be happier. Little louder. Thanks happily,...