Written by Patrick McNamara
Krill do off-kilter “indie rock” (now, you can do that super cool thing where you pretend you don’t know what those two words “even mean anymore” - but you and i both know what those two words mean - so let’s stop the games - real talk - true spit). And Krill's skittish guitar songs will leave you feeling good and rocked out albeit a bit nervous about the strange and unusual route you took to get there.
The three Bostonionians (Guitarist Aaron! Singer/Bassist Jonah! Drummer Ian!) make it poppy (but not TOO poppy) and prefer to view the world through a warbled lens. Krill enjoy using guitars to veer and meander, but sometimes when they’re feeling a tad more spunky their guitars go all herky jerky on us (note: i haven’t used “herky jerky” as an adjective to describe music since the heyday of my “herky jerky” addiction back in 2004-5 and those were dark descriptive days to be sure but it just seemed right to bring “herky jerky” back from the dead for this one time only and i promise this is the last time).
Krill does its thing (the thing i just attempted and failed to describe) with a heavy dose of humor too. Don’t believe me? See: the opening song of their latest album titled, “Theme from Krill.” See: @krillamhmacy. See: does everything need to be proved to you in order for you to believe it?! Turn your head OFF and turn your heart ON, man! And you go out there and you LIVE THIS LIFE! Anyway, I don’t know about you but I don’t vouch for humor in music at all. This isn’t some kind of game we’re playing here, guys. This is the music industry. This is serious business.
In summation, Krill is a good guitar band. And that summation sums up nothing at all. But man, there sure seems to be a lot of those good guitar bands in the Bostonionian area these days, doesn’t there? Right? Guys? Hello? Guys?
I meandered too much….and now I’ve lost everybody and everything.
Oh well. At least I still have Krill’s wonderfully warbled melodic eccentric “indie rock” album to stream in its entirety right there down below.