Recording Oct15

Recording

We are working on the new release. Our old one-take habits die hard. Apologies to the poor soul who will master this thing… Look for a first song out in late Nov. Thanks

Recording. Traveling. Jul20

Recording. Traveling...

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. Ephemeral artwork. It’ll feel awkward and lead to a bit of second-guessing. Clip friends enjoy “I...

Accidental Animals – Troy Live at Port City Blue Jan08

Accidental Animals &...

Some of Troy’s photos are on display in Portland, Maine at Port City Blue. His intro to the show: Travel photos often include animal encounters. Clearly, shadowy tourism boards place them as props for our photographic enjoyment. I have a number of guerrilla street photos that I am...

New Record Dec08

New Record

We’ve started recording our 3rd release. It’s filled with things like this: We’ll have new songs posted in Feb 2014 but 100% digital album won’t be out until April. Thank you, thank you for listening with us. While we’re busy acting like silly ants, you should...

Fin Mar29

Fin

This project has been fun but I always knew that I wanted this to be a limited engagement. We are going to do one more show as the gentle There Is No Sin. Heading back to Portland for a night. Thank you to everyone who bought the music, came to shows and wrote about us. You made us feel...

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 pains us You are the only one I believe We talk ourselves up We push our chests out We hide our...

The New Thing Jan01

The New Thing

Our new record may not bear the TINS moniker. We’re shifty like that. We discovered a bunch of instruments laying around that required power and amplification and it didn’t seem fair to keep up the ruse. We might offend a few people.