While the City Sleeps

by The Comet

  • Streaming + Download

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

      $9 CAD  or more


  • Poster/Print + Digital Track

    The official album art by Nick Fabin printed on 5x7" heavy card stock. With purchase get a copy of the album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Up Hill Lakes via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 50 

      $10 CAD or more 




While the City Sleeps is a concept album about a tired detective in a bleak, gritty, rain-soaked future.


released May 10, 2014

Christopher Kelly - Vocals, Piano, Synthesizers, Drum Machines, Percussion, Guitar, Electronics, Effects
Christopher Leitch - Vocals, Synthesizers, Drum Machines, Percussion, Guitar, Organ, Glockenspiel

Benny Schuetze - Acoustic Drum Kit
Colin Cowan - Electric Bass on Secret Beginning, Uphill Lakes, and Ravine Scene

All songs written and produced by The Comet / Mixed by Digory Smallz and The Comet / Mastered by Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering / Recorded at the China Cloud, Big in Japan Recordings, Phantom Friend Studio.

Photos by Marcus Jolly



all rights reserved


The Comet Vancouver, British Columbia

The Comet is the electronic, future-noir project of Vancouver’s Christopher Kelly and Christopher Leitch. Their music is made in the heart of Chinatown, an area of Vancouver rich with ominous, inky alleyways, relentlessly abuzz. A backdrop that, no doubt, heavily influenced the aura of their first release, While the City Sleeps. ... more

contact / help

Contact The Comet

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Detective
While the city sleeps
The heartless creeps
Living in the shadows
And the shadows of their souls
They whisper fear through the breathless nights
(and the shadows of their souls, souls)
Track Name: Secret Beginning
I know that secretly I like
I know that secretly I like
To know just where you are
And where you've been
And where you started

The drip of the drug is tickling tongues
Listen to sizzle of the hovering sun
The secret beginning

Every detective's designed by the criminal kind
Completely intertwined with the villain inside
I know, I know, I know where to begin with you
Cause I got a crooked mind too
Track Name: Up Hill Lakes
And oh these up hill lakes
Are impossible to investigate
And oh these shifty mountains
Can they make? can they vanish?

And oh, the endless trail
Makes me happy
Makes me appreciate solid ground
And it's a trip
When you don't look down
Finally we've found an opening
Oh wait it's just a sound
Just a lead to another detective.
Track Name: Chesterfield
Three died today and you're just waking up
Wearing old clothes and you're back at square one
If we died today would you feel like you do
Or would you feel like you'd been cheated?

Fly from your bed and out through the window
Over the roof tops, tearing up shingles
You're the new favourite haunt of the town but you're leaving
You died and now you feel it, you died and now you feel it

Got a chesterfield of friends in favourite field.
Now its really relaxed, it's time to put you're feet up
You died now put your feet up
Track Name: Ravine Scene
Headlights don't stop for me
Headlights going through my ghost
Love, I'm losing all, losing all the signals

Carving out a trail for Upright
Seeking out a dirt floor all night
Here's the scene, in The Ravine
I'll catch you hiding in the walls of the hotels halls
You're leaving me leaving leads, leads me nowhere at all
you can't shake, shake me, you can't shake me off
Track Name: Undercover
I'm under, under cover
A chameleon of the crime
I blend in to the bricks
I float through the window
Hover in my trench coat, never see my face though
Like a shadow of a phantom in a past life

My daily life makes me light, makes me light
My daily life makes me lie, makes me lie
My lady waits for me waits in the light
Track Name: The Comet Is Coming
The comet is coming.