About a month ago, Krill announced that they were breaking up, and last night, the Boston band played their final show. Accompanied by Big Ups and Frankie Cosmos — whose drummer, Luke Pyenson, used to be in Krill — they played to a sold-out crowd of friends and die-hard fans at Brooklyn’s Silent Barn, opening with the iconic “Theme From Krill” before ripping through a discography-spanning setlist (including one Fat History Month cover). I could talk about why Krill were great and special and important, but our very own Gabriela already did an excellent job of that:
Krill were a very special band because they knew how to manipulate daily anxieties into imaginative, life-affirming, funny pop songs, contemplating life and death and depression and heartbreak without sounding disaffected. They reminded us that great big feelings of inadequacy heal in time, but until they do, those feelings can be remolded into great big songs that change people’s lives when they’re heard at the perfect moment.
Watch a few of those moments from last night captured below.
“Theme From Krill”
“I Am The Cherry”
“Old Lady Smokers” (Fat History Month cover) (with Luke Pyenson)
“Purity Of Heart”
“Steve Hears Pile In Malden And Bursts Into Tears”
“Never A Joke”
“Solitaire” (with Greta Kline)
R.I.P. Krill, Krill forever!