Krill are a trio of Boston goofs whose nervous, wiry grunge treads a tightrope walk between screwball hilarity and moments of devastating melancholy – for every lyric about feeling “like a turd spinning in flushing water” (‘Turd’) there’s a line like the one at the bruised, twitching heart of ‘Fresh Pond’, squawked nasally over scrappy Built To Spill guitars: “when I go home, I look out the window but all I see sometimes is the window pane.” New track ‘Peanut Butter’ carries on where the slacker-rock rough and tumble of December’s ‘Steve Hears Pile In Malden And Bursts Into Tears’ EP left off, packing into a rollercoaster three minutes dissonant Stratocaster jangles, stoned, slurring bass and a stalkerish tale about breaking into someone’s house and getting caught in the act.
The song features on an upcoming re-release of 2013 album ‘Lucky Leaves’, a record recorded by members of fellow East Coast DIY heroes Ava Luna and originally released as a USB stick in a mozarella ball for $100 (as you do). You can pre-order the vinyl via Blood and Biscuits and new London imprint Steak Club, or download the record from Bandcamp right now. The track will also be included on a four-band split EP with Ovlov, LVL UP, Radiator Hospital and released 13th October through Exploding In Sound and Double Double Whammy. Oh, and keep an eye out for the trio’s first UK dates in early 2015 – you won’t regret it.