Packing and Thinking Nov25

Packing and Thinking

When I’m in a hurry, with no time for note-taking, I tend to get a flurry of ideas that I will never remember. Without fail. I need to learn from my dodgy ways. I did have an idea for the new CD’s packaging though. I don’t want to whisper anything yet though. It’s a...

Singles & Videos Nov15

Singles & Video...

We have two new singles planned. El Cid has already started to show up on some airwaves. There’s a push by my Clip deputies to get it out to some unnamed, mysterious lands. If you’re the sheriff of one of those mysterious, unnamed lands, please step forward and claim a prize! From...

Lucky You Video Shoot Nov05

Lucky You Video Shoo...

It’s a little-known fact that when we were taping the video for “Lucky You” I hired a homeless guy to assist. It set a precedent I think for future shoots too. In the morning I made a few phone calls to friends looking for a production assistant. It was very last minute. No...

Regrets & Effects Nov01

Regrets & Effec...

If you search for “There Is No Sin” on YouTube, you’ll find two things: Our music videos, live shows and some fan made videos. Even an animation. Sermons, homophobic diatribes, Christian songs and a few indecipherable films from what appear to be the 70s. This is where the...

Live Show – The Big Easy Friday 11/26 Oct26

Live Show – Th...

I’ll be at The Big Easy this Friday. I’ll be running through the new material…testing it out live. We’re hoping for a raucous Halloween mood. Maybe I’ll break out one of my Lady Gage...

Backstage Video Exclusive at Pop Culture Monster Oct20

Backstage Video Excl...

I had hesitations about putting out a video that some friends taped on a lark. It was shot with an iPhone, in a cramped hallway, it was awfully rough and a new song to boot. Too late to worry about that now. 🙂 Pop Culture Monster is a website created by two Irish gents, Ciarán Reinhardt and...

New CD – Lyrics Oct14

New CD – Lyric...

The lyrics below are from one of the new tracks, Answers. Posting them to clarify some earlier quotes. Thx Stop and then explain this The words you say are painless It’s easier to kill these plans Stop packing up these boxes These garbage bags of dresses And tell me I don’t understand The...

Updates & Thoughts Oct07

Updates & Thoug...

It’s Thursday morning and the mixing process for the new disc has proven daunting. My lists keep getting longer. Everything feels like a last minute change. I’m getting too fussy. And this brings me to this update…in bullet format. The video contest from Clip Records ends on...

Video Contest Is On! Sep24

Video Contest Is On!

Over at Clip Records, the month of giveaways is on. They’re putting a couple hundred bucks on the line for some videos to go with the new CD. Two of the pre-release songs are up for grabs. If you’re just looking to grab some music, then…um…feel free to grab. If...

Live Show – Blue Tuesday 9/7 Sep09

Live Show – Bl...

To everyone who came out on the seventh, I love you. You were amazing. Really. Thank...

Review on MuzikReviews.com Aug31

Review on MuzikRevie...

Our first CD was recently reviewed on the MuzikReviews website by music writer Rukshan Thenuwara. I’d like to thank Rukshan. It was an insightful assessment (even though the last paragraph was not easy to swallow). I’m happy…that CD was definitely an acquired taste for some....

Sunday Night Aug29

Sunday Night

The topic of the day: potential covers for shows. There’s always a bit of room to pay tribute to an artist. Do you have a song that you’d love more if it were revamped by some derelict crooner with a guitar? Let me know on Twitter! Thx! Go to Twitter Now or, as a random aside, you...

Recording at Busted Barn Aug22

Recording at Busted ...

This musical fellow, Pete Morse, is a bit of a miracle worker behind the mixing console. As the producer and engineer of the new recording project, he’s been wildly successful at keeping my primitively circular mind in check. What was supposed to be a two week project has stretched on,...

The Decision Aug19

The Decision

My germinating idea was that this record would be a sprawling, collective effort. Getting musicians in the right place at the right time isn’t always easy though. I’ve found myself playing all of the instruments again. The good news is that the producer has been helping out and...

End of Week One. Recording. Aug15

End of Week One. Rec...

Pete likes to do things differently. I didn’t really know my songs until I had to pick them apart sonically. It was frustrating at first–especially when it came to timing–to be forced to listen for things that I had never stopped to notice. I started to hear things that...

And Now You Know… Aug01

And Now You KnowR...

I’m happy you’re here. Thank you. If you want to say hello or send us a tweet, I’ll explain everything. Here is the latest on the upcoming CD: Recording starts on Aug 12th at Busted Barn in Portland, Maine. It will feature 10 or 11 new songs. Cover art is by the wonderful...

What Happened to “In My Body?” Jul26

What Happened to ...

For the next CD, I’m going to use the slang name of the band. Everyone shortens it, so we will too. When I see it written on notes or Facebook messages, it’s often just “There Is No Sin.” Look forward to seeing the CD in late October filed under the shortened moniker....

And Here We Go. Jun28

And Here We Go.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had to turn to a studio for help. I like the late-night, guerrilla recording method for most of my stuff. Not this record though. There were too many people and too many instruments to consider. On top of this, the mastering guru Mark seems to have...

New Record Details Jun15

New Record Details

Record #2 in July? That’s my goal. Maybe August. I’m hunting for studio space at the moment. The details are draped in fog, but there will be ten tracks or so and guest appearances by people that we trust and love. Other than a few shows in September, I no useful live information...

What Am I? Jun04

What Am I?

Someone recently asked: “What’s with the name? Are you a Christian band?” The answer was no. But I started to dwell on this. It had never occurred to me. The name was pulled from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. I read it as a teen and the phrase stuck with me. I read the...

New Orleans Musicians Clinic May17

New Orleans Musician...

Hello everyone. We’re donating to the NOMC, a healthcare clinic for musicians, and wanted to recommend it as a charity. This is the only program like this. The clinic provides health care to the musicians of New Orleans. More than 90 percent of the clinic’s patients live on less...

New CD Plans Apr14

New CD Plans

Questions have been posed about the CD that we’re planning for later in 2010. This one is a bit different from the current disc. We’re going to do a number of guest appearances with some Portland artists. Some pianos, some percussion, some banjo. We’ll see what happens. The...

Elliot Brown – Shiloh Video Apr05

Elliot Brown –...

Elliot Brown is a New Zealand folk artist that we know from MySpace. He recently put out an appeal to friends and fans for some videos that he could pair with his music. As a fan, we though we’d oblige. We dragged some video equipment to a few locations in Portland, Maine along with a...

Two Tracks NYC Apr01

Two Tracks NYC

We’ve been traveling quite a bit to NY and Boston. Some songs come back to life in the process. This time, we’ve got two. They’ll be out next week for download. Thanks...

Get A Free Rare Track Mar08

Get A Free Rare Trac...

You can download a free track from us this week. A few weeks ago we offered a song called “Kitchen Light” and your responses were wonderful. Now you can grab the acoustic number, “Small Gray.” Thanks to everyone for downloading the track. That was great. Small Gray is...

Get Your CD Free Now from Twitter Feb14

Get Your CD Free Now...

There’s more info on the MySpace blog, but it’s pretty easy. Clip Records is giving away 10 free CDs this week. Just follow us on Twitter and send us a tweet. If you already follow us, that’s very nice of you, so just tweet if you want one. Thanks,...

CD Giveaway Jan30

CD Giveaway

Clip is going to do a promotion – through MySpace and Twitter I guess – to giveaway some quantity of the latest CDs. We’ll know more by 2/8. In the meantime, we’re going to shoot down a mountain on a toboggan. No ice bar. No stick figures. Stupid...

Out of Commission Jan24

Out of Commission

Between being sick and one-legged, the world is now molasses. Back soon. Back with fires. And small little vials of the clearest liquid. It’s dispensary time. Singled out by the...

New Tracks Up Jan15

New Tracks Up

Hello. New, new. We have some new, unheard recordings from the band...

January 2010 Jan14

January 2010

It’s the feeling that comes with a Delores Claiborne hobbling. The inability to escape. And it’s the ankle sprain that is causing this. I’m going to be setting a new recording space this month…slowly. In the meantime, there are other tracks to post. Newer ones. Older...

Troy’s Altered Pictures Jan02

Troy’s Altered...

Troy has started a site called Altered Pictures. It’s a gallery for his personal, non-band related photography. Take a look! [UPDATE 5/30/2011: The AP site is undergoing some revisions and won’t be back up until the end of June...

Tae Kwon Do Monkeys for Christmas Dec20

Tae Kwon Do Monkeys ...

Attack monkeys? Eco vibrators? It’s SNL and we’re not focusing on music at the moment. Distracted. And by day, it’s all presents and schedules and snow. We’ve got a Christmas present for everyone. A special year-end release of free music. We’ll be posting four...

Demo Tracks Dec03

Demo Tracks

A bunch of red wine and a house party. The result? Shakira karaoke. What’s far worse, the audio for this ends up MySpace and an online crowd quickly springs up. They think we’re serious. I accept my fate and say thank you before quietly removing it. I’ve started assembling...

Music Video Just Out. A MySpace Video Exclusive! Nov25

Music Video Just Out...

One more song from the latest CD has made it to video. This time, it’s one of the saddest songs of the year, Performing. Troy performed the song solo for the record and its lyrical content seems befitting of a video featuring building implosions, a mixed martial arts knockout, a surfing...

Live From Portland Maine. For 30 minutes. Nov16

Live From Portland M...

Tonight, it was a show put on by Josh Madore and his band at Portland’s venerable rock club Geno’s. I played a thirty minute solo set. It was a pleasant way to end 2009’s performance calendar…doubling tempos and turning slow songs into downright angry ones. Maybe...

Last Show for 2009 Nov09

Last Show for 2009

Joshua Madore offered it. I said yeah. At Geno’s in Portland, for some reason. A 30-minute set in the beginning @ 9PM. Solo with just a guitar this time. A few stories. A couple pints. See you there. More info on...

Animated Dog. Horrible accidents. New Video! Oct30

Animated Dog. Horrib...

The shots we’d seen of the new Mairead O’Liathain short were cutely unsettling. Roger, the dog, apparently has a knack for avoiding mundane fates. He also has a nasty drug habit. The video is out now. Please go see it on YouTube! The song featured is “Alter” from the...

Follow Us Around on Twitter Oct13

Follow Us Around on ...

Admittedly, we’re not tweeting as much as screwing around with daily commentary. But you’ll have this with small children. Not easy for them to maintain focus. We’ll play nicely, though. We’ll listen with apparent attention.  We’ll start up a friendly...

Demo Track from 2008 Sep26

Demo Track from 2008

Here’s the track that we promised. [dm]4[/dm] Thanks, in a way, to the folks who voted for a trip back in time versus a loose track floating...

Additional Track on MySpace Sep21

Additional Track on ...

We’ve posted another one of our boring, insipid tracks on the MySpace page. This one is filled with all of the sounds of a dying patient…and a hopelessness that even the dead can hear. It’s about a little girl and pink, pretty pony. Head over and revel in...

Just Released! Video Up. Sep12

Just Released! Video...

The new music video has been posted all around. It features live footage shot in Maine and lines from a piece by frontman Troy Keiper. You can find it on our Video page. The text is inspired by a true story, as they say. There were eleven of us under the bridge. Two hurricanes in the first...

Cute Fuzzy Fluffy Dancing Sheep Aug10

Cute Fuzzy Fluffy Da...

Our newest video is up on YouTube. Think of it as the sequel to Citizen...

John Hughes Goes Missing Aug07

John Hughes Goes Mis...

Ferris Bueller was mentioned, though in the abstract, in one of our songs. It may be the death of 80s vintage, but John Hughes pulled at least one brilliantly sad movie off. Judd Apatow owes him. Ferris: Hi. Do you speak English? Garage Attendant: Uh, what country do you think this...

Makeup Micromovie Up on YouTube Jul14

Makeup Micromovie Up...

There was a micromovie shot on the Portland waterfront last week, with a soundtrack by There Is No Sin. It’s called “Makeup,” so pop on over to YouTube and have a...

New Live Recording – D.B. Jun17

New Live Recording &...

Download an MP3 of “D.B” that was recorded June 14th during a video session Portland. Two of these live sessions are headed for YouTube and MySpace soon. D.B. will be the next single from the CD and a featured song on several Internet radio stations in...

iTunes Jun08

iTunes

Get your iPhones ready. Despite a healthy delay, iTunes finally posted the new There Is No in My Body CD. In the interest of clarity, though…Amazon has it for less and we STILL have it for free over at the Clip Records store. Grab it if you...

Interview May28

Interview

Hello everyone. There is an interview on the Clip Records website. It’s awfully boring though–filled with hyperbole and misinformation–I’d recommend you avoid it. Our best to you in your fine leather coat and your British racing green...

Much Love Is Not Something We’d Say May07

Much Love Is Not Som...

The free CD download at Clip Records has been entertaining. If you’re into self-hypnosis, read the interview with Troy at Clip Records. Catching up: The new CD is up on Amazon (iTunes is dragging). The oddly packaged, yet environmentally-kind CD is shipping. More free tracks are coming...

Free CD Download Now! May03

Free CD Download Now...

Head over to the Clip Records site. You can download an advance copy of the CD free — all 14-tracks. On the front page, look for the Download page. All of the tracks are right there. If you wanted the real thing, you can order it from there...

Get The New CD Free Apr23

Get The New CD Free

This coming Saturday night at 9PM, Clip Records is running a MySpace promotion. The new CD will be available for free. Check back here for more information this...