After five years, Massachusetts indie rockers Krill have decided to call it quits. “We have a trillion people to thank for the very very very very good run we’ve had, but it is time for us to do other things,” the band wrote on Facebook. “We’ve been insanely lucky to work with the people we’ve worked with, play with the bands we’ve played with, and have the support of so many great and kind people.”
Since forming in Allston in 2010, Krill have released three albums, including last year’s Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts into Tears EP and this past February’s impressive A Distant Fist Unclenching. Dan Goldin, who heads Krill’s record label Exploding in Sound, lamented the band’s breakup.
“Krill are one of the best band’s on the planet and they will be dearly missed,” he said. “It’s been’s an unspeakable honor and pleasure to work with them and while I suppose I ‘respect their decision,’ I also think we’re losing one of the best bands we’ve had the pleasure of working with and I’ll eagerly await what the future holds for them.”
Below, read Krill and Goldin’s statements in full, followed by video of the band’s recent Off the Avenue session and some fan favorites.
Exploding in Sounds’ Dan Goldin:
“I’ve known about the Krill break up for about a week or so now and not a moment has gone by where I haven’t hoped they’d change their mind. With the announcement this morning I guess it’s all too real. Krill are one of the best band’s on the planet and they will be dearly missed. Over the years we’ve worked with them and since they’ve been a band, they’ve only gotten impossibly better with every release, and the new songs they’ve been playing live are unreal. It’s been’s an unspeakable honor and pleasure to work with them and while I suppose I “respect their decision,” I also think we’re losing one of the best bands we’ve had the pleasure of working with and I’ll eagerly await what the future holds for them. What ever happened to all this Krill Forever mumbo jumbo? In all seriousness though, it’s been a real thrill to be able to have Krill part of the label and I still can’t really believe they chose to work with us but we’re thankful for our time together and they will always be EIS family.”