Massachussetts indie rockers Krill are set to drop their EP Steve Hears Pile In Malden and Bursts Into Tears in a week, and today they've decided to stream it on SoundCloud. Listen to the five track release above.
We've previously heard the title track, "Turd" and "Fresh Pond" as stand-alone songs, but listening to them in the context of the full EP reveals Krill's nuanced approach to indie rock in ways that weren't initially apparent. The three piece band has a knack for off-kilter rhythms -- one of which seems to punctuate the middle of each song on Steve Hears Pile... -- that separates them from the pack of other young indie bands in Massachusetts (Speedy Ortiz, Quilt and even Pile all spring to mind).
Another highlight of this EP is Jonah Furman's lyricism, which usually reflects a forlorn, slacker sort of mentality, and perfectly befits his high-pitched, nasally whine of a voice. His lyrics are strongest on "Sweet Death" and "Turd," the former focusing on the EP's title character, Steve, and the latter being and autobiographical tale of, well, a turd. You can't always understand what he's saying, but you can always instantly pick up what he's feeling, thanks to his emotive, unorthodox singing style.
Overall, the Steve Hears Pile... EP is a promising release from a young band who clearly have more in store for us in the future. You can preorder it on Krill's Bandcamp page, and head over to their Zumic artist page for info about the band.