The best Krill songs are like short stories, often following some existential malcontent while the singer does menial things like play solitaire or drink coffee. So it's not very surprising that the Boston-based trio's latest project is a "failed concept album" about their real-life hometown heroes Pile and a dude named Steve who worships them. At just under two minutes, the title track is more like flash fiction, chronicling a lucid dialogue (Did you hear the latest Pile album? Not a stinker on it) over a manic, restless melody that's edgy but never vicious. It's a fun introduction to the record, but it works out of context too. In a particularly quotable section, I'm pretty sure bassist Jonah Furman sings I feel infinity bad times too/ If I could have made something good I would have. It's bleak, but somehow listening to it makes my own bad times seem a little less infinite. Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts Into Tears is out February 15th via Exploding In Sound. Other noteworthy song titles include "Unbounded Nameless Future" and "Turd."
Stream: Krill, "Steve Hears Pile in Malden And Bursts into Tears"