more from
Still Sound Records

Spiral Knells

from by The Knells

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD comes in a 6-panel digipak with credits, track listing, and an 8-page lyric booklet. The artwork and design of this CD package, by Shepard Fairey, is particularly striking.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Knells via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 4 days

      $10 USD or more 



One after the other —
Climb and fall
Over and under,
On endless conveyor belt ladders,
Ringing in a spiral knell,
Within a fury of concentric circles.

Surely when you're on top,
You're on bottom.
Or reverse the negative —
View it from the other way around.

Up on an infinite stairway,
Always up,
Never down (down is up),
Never up (up is down),
Always down,
In ouroboroic haste —
Somewhere going nowhere.

Slow circles in search of a flicker,
As louder suns
Reflect in a hall of mirrors —
Open and endless,
Nearness too distant,
As always and a moment.

Everything and nothing
In inviolable and splendid disarray.
Or ordered in mysterious, symmetrical,
And simple kinds of ways.
Each a single, certain, prescient
Contradiction of a present
Furling to unfold.

On and off (and off and on),
And often never (never often)
Just the same.
Endings to beginnings to the end,
And over and under and over again.

All such strong and fragile threads,
Whirling in a bid
To forget and know.


from The Knells, released November 19, 2013
words and music by Andrew McKenna Lee
© 2013 by Still Sound Music (ASCAP) New York, NY



all rights reserved


The Knells New York

The Knells are an art rock band from Brooklyn, NY. Drawing inspiration from over 1000 years of western classical music and deftly fusing it with the worlds of progressive, psychedelic, and experimental rock, their music “is a must for those seeking untamed new musical hybrids” (The Daily Beast). ... more

contact / help

Contact The Knells

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code