Sounds Like: Modest Mouse meets math rock
Why You Should Care: Another Exploding In Sound band that’s consistently putting out loud (read: great) stuff.
The world of concept EPs is a weird place, and Boston band Krill proves that on their recent five track release, Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts into Tears, which is loosely about a dude named Steve who hears the band Pile in small town Massachusetts, and becomes increasingly forlorn that he’ll never make anything as good.
As the songs unravel, Steve’s existential plight becomes a gripping (but still weird) metaphor for loneliness and indecision. By "Fresh Pond", the longest and final track of the set, the band has showcased their entire sound, most of which rests on the frantic melodies and heavy bass of front-man Jonah Furman.
While Krill has a quieter sound than most of their label-mates over at Exploding in Sound (Pile, Ovlov, Grass is Green), they’re still undoubtedly a loud band, and their jangly guitar comes through perfectly on Fresh Pond. There are several moments on the track where you prepare yourself for a math rock jam – but unlike the rest of the EP it stays slow, a fitting end for Krill’s most exciting release yet.