The Knells & itsnotyouitsme releasing stuff, playing together
Andrew McKenna Lee of the Knells; photo by Ron Silver
The Knells is a new group fronted by guitarist and composer Andrew McKenna Lee. Three female vocalists, another guitarist, two drummers, a bass and the Mivos String Quartet round out the ensemble, and the group's debut, self-titled LP is out now on New Amsterdam Records. As the Knells' Soundcloud describes it, their sound is "post rock, neo-psychedelic chamber prog," which is a fairly accurate assessment: the LP is lushly populated by spacey guitars, intricate vocal harmonies and knotty prog-rock breakdowns. You can hear it streaming below.
itsnotyouitsme have a new disc of atmospheric compositions out on New Amsterdam titled This I, featuring guest spots by vocalist Theo Bleckmann and bassist Skúli Sverrisson.
Hear both records below...