This is the first of two posts today that mentions excellent Brooklyn label Exploding In Sound. I've written about the great Krill before, yet their upcoming EP Steve Hears Pile In Malden And Bursts Into Tears is something that warrants a little more feverish excitement on my behalf. That fact that it is a "failed concept album about two kids living on the outskirts of Boston who discover they are characters of a Pile song" is one thing; the fact that it's coming out as a black-and-white 10" is another; but the strength of 'Turd' alone has me breathing into a brown paper bag. The song itself manages to wade out into the murky waters of uncertainty, being pulled in either direction by riptides of disparagement, frustration and hope, and manages to tread water, a buoyant repellent to the detrimental effects of trying at life and failing. Krill just keep popping back up again, a cork in the frothy ether, and keep on fighting the good fight.