Krill @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar last week (more by Ebru Yildiz)

Boston indie rock weirdos Krill are slated to welcome their new EP, Steve Hears Pile In Malden and Bursts Into Tears, next week via Exploding In Sound. It's a failed concept album about a guy named Steve who sadly comes to realize he's a character in a real song by fellow Boston band Pile; you can't make this stuff up. In any event, it didn't fully work out, so not every tune is about dear Steve. Krill pick up where they left off with Lucky Leaves, cramming in tons of knotty riffs and Spencer Krug-esque vocals. You can take a listen to Steve Hears Pile... in its entirety at the bottom of this post (via Fader).

The trio will be embarking on a winter // spring North American tour with NYC's Ava Luna next week. That tour includes a performance at The Observatory on February 22 with Ava Luna, local Dirty Projectors-like outfit Oshwa, and Chicago garage rockers Today's Hits. That's all the info. we have for now, but stay tuned to The Observatory's Facebook page for more.

All Krill dates and a stream of Steve Hears Pile... lie after the jump...

Krill -- Steve Hears Pile In Malden and Bursts Into Tears EP

Krill -- 2014 Tour Dates
02/13 Boston, MA - Great Scott *KRILL 10" RELEASE*
02/18 Bennington, VT - Bennington College
02/19 Kingston, NY - BSP
02/20 Oberlin, OH - Cat In The Cream
02/21 Gambier, OH - Kenyon College
02/22 Chicago, IL - The Observatory
02/23 Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House
02/24 Minneapolis, MN - Kitty Kat Club
02/25 Fargo, ND - Aquarium
02/27 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett w/ the Thermals
02/28 Seattle, WA - Black Lodge *KRILL ONLY*
02/28 Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge *AVA LUNA ONLY*
03/01 Olympia, WA - The Northern w/ La Luz, King Dude
03/02 Portland, OR - Valentines
03/04 San Francisco, CA - The Knockout
03/05 Isla Vista, CA - BIKO Garage
03/06 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar
03/07 Phoenix, AZ - VIVA PHX Festival w/ Pinback, Blackalicious, Sir Mix-a-Lot (no joke)
03/08 Albuquerque, NM - The Sister
03/12 Austin, TX - SXSW EIS/Impose Showcase
03/13 Austin, TX - SXSW Western Vinyl Showcase
03/13 Austin, TX - SXSW Father/Daughter / Inflated Records Showcase
03/14 New Orleans, LA - Tulane
03/14 New Orleans, LA - Siberia
03/15 Tallahassee, FL - Office Lounge
03/17 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
03/18 Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
03/19 Durham, NC - Pinhook
03/20 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
03/21 Washington, DC - The Dunes
03/22 Baltimore, MD - The Crown
03/23 Philadelphia, PA - Golden Tea House
03/25 Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn *AVA LUNA ALBUM RELEASE*

most dates with Ava Luna

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