Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on July 7, 2010

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: The Splinters - Mysterious (MP3)

The Splinters
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San Francisco's The Splinters are teaming up with Nashville's Heavy Cream for two shows: Sunday, July 18 at Death by Audio with Reading Rainbow and Elks; and then Monday, July 19 at Cake Shop with Midnight Masses and Oxmen Girl Get Noticed.

While the mixing of '60s girl group melodies and punky edge is a common blend over the last 30 years, it's also a classic that can be successfully mined over and over. Especially when you've got really good songs like The Splinters do. Check out "Mysterious" at the top of this post which is from their new album, Kick. These ladies polish it all off with a does of new wave, which might be why their songs are so catchy.

Heavy Cream
Heavy Cream

Heavy Cream are pretty much straight-up punk, as can currently be heard on their debut 7" on JEFF the Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label who are also releasing their debut album, Danny, out August 24th. In addition to the two shows with The Splinters, Heavy Cream will also play a free show Union Pool on July 20 . The band are currently on tour with JEFF, though that pauses while they're in NYC where JEFF is instead scheduled to play a Pool Party at the Williamsburg Waterfront on July 18th (earlier in the day than the Death by Audio show...).

All Heavy Cream dates, plus two entertaining Splinters videos are below...

The Splinters - "Splintered Bridges"

The Splinters - "Mysterious"

Heavy Cream live at Hot Topic

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Heavy Cream - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 11 skihouse w/ Jeff the Brotherhood Carbondale, IL
Jul 12 Village Green Records w/ JEFF the brotherhood muncie, IN
Jul 13 woodchucks bar & grill w/ JEFF the Brotherhood toledo, oh
Jul 14 Brass rail w/ JEFF the Brotherhood Fort Wayne, IN
Jul 15 sneaky dee's w/ JEFF the Brotherhood toronto, ontario, CANADA
Jul 17 kung fu necktie w/ JEFF the Brotherhood philadelphia, pa
Jul 18 Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio with The Splinters, Reading Rainbow, ELKS Brooklyn, NY
Jul 19 The Cake Shop w/ Midnight Masses, The Splinters Manhattan, NY
Jul 20 Union Pool w/LAID dance party Brooklyn, NY
Jul 21 princess fortress New Brunswick, NJ
Jul 22 Bang Kok House FREE SHOW!! Harrisonburg, VA
Jul 23 The Tea Bazaar charlottesville, VA
Jul 25 Boone Saloon w/ JEFF the brotherhood Boone, NC
Jul 31 529 w/ JEFF the brotherhood atlanta, GA

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Comments (55)

Cute girl on the right is drinking Magic Hat No. 9....good beer.

Posted by Dan | July 7, 2010 10:59 AM

I'd hit 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 11:15 AM

i'd cream em

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 11:45 AM

My splinter just creamed. Heavily.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 11:57 AM

yeah big boyz!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 12:06 PM

funny how "punk" bands these days look like blandly attractive Nylon mag editorial assistants.

punk in sound (vaguely) only.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 12:15 PM

Heavy Cream is rad! And JEFF thinks so too, because one of their girlfriends is in the band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 12:27 PM

would gladly marry the heavy cream drummer

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 12:40 PM

oh that explains it now. "Heavy Cream are pretty much straight-up punk" did i really read this? they play in hot topic

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 12:46 PM

12:27, just because half of JEFF is boning a quarter of Cream doesn't mean either are rad, especially if rad means good

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 12:47 PM

just what we need, more of "those" bands

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 12:47 PM

"oh that explains it now. "Heavy Cream are pretty much straight-up punk" did i really read this? they play in hot topic "

They might not act or look or be "authentic" punk, but their sound is punk, punk.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 1:00 PM

Anybody else catch the "I'd Hit That" t-shirt hanging in the background of a part of that Hot Topic live video? Hilarious coincidence.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 1:02 PM

Watching Heavy Cream's drummer play has been one of the erotic highpoints of my life. Good Gawd!

Posted by Cout Funkula! | July 7, 2010 1:07 PM

Good eye, 1:02!

Posted by Count Funkula! | July 7, 2010 1:08 PM

just want to cum with them

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 1:14 PM

yawn

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 1:28 PM

playing in hot topic in nashville IS punk.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 1:43 PM

can't wait to see heavy cream in NYC, saw them at the charleston last year and they were crazy!

Posted by johnny | July 7, 2010 2:25 PM

^fake

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 2:26 PM

pretend heavy cream is four ugly dudes. now tell me why i should care

Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2010 2:39 PM

Power chords, baby!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 2:53 PM

who is big boyz?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 2:59 PM

i think its funny that they played a show in the mall

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 2:59 PM

the comments above are exactly why more girls dont play rock and roll. sexism in rock and roll is clearly worse than ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 3:09 PM

@1:00, agreed, the sound is there. who cares what they look like or where they play.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9e2AfBpwy0&feature=related

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 3:16 PM

^^^ get over yourself

Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2010 3:17 PM

suck a choad

Posted by heavy cream | July 7, 2010 3:21 PM

send pics

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 3:23 PM

Hey, it's BV who describe them as "straight punk". I've seen them twice and I've never heard them call themselves a punk band.

They are more FUN than anything else. They don't take themselves too seriously and they're not afraid of malls!

Posted by sara k | July 7, 2010 3:30 PM

"pretend heavy cream is four ugly dudes. now tell me why i should care"

becuz their songs are great and they rock hard.

or becuz you're into ugly dudes?

Posted by frank snap | July 7, 2010 3:34 PM

Um, I'd rather just listen to Black Tambourine. Which I assume these ladies did while they wrote their songs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 3:35 PM

I love it when band members post anonymously on their own threads and try to pass themselves off as supporters. go rehearse.

Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2010 3:39 PM

^^prove it

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 3:47 PM

I love it when douches post anonymously on their own threads and try to pass themselves off as not-douches. go rehearse.

Posted by seen the cream | July 7, 2010 4:10 PM

PUUUUUUUUUNK

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 5:06 PM

and
FUUUUUUUUUUUUN!

Posted by sara k. | July 7, 2010 6:22 PM

I like that Splinters video for 'mysterious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 6:48 PM

these shows are gonna be a HOTTIe pARTY.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 7:17 PM

who needs talent

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 9:25 PM

it seems starting a band is way too easy nowadays...like collecting unemployment

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 9:56 PM

what's worse than playing at hot topic? playing at hot topic and begging the mall walkers to come in to listen to your FUN punk-punk!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 11:11 PM

you should try it then. music is not so easy. when you mean it like these bands do it requires being fucked up. oblivious to what it means. that is what punk was when it meant something.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2010 11:24 PM

right! some bands take the easy route. like tag unto their boyfriend's band

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 9:35 AM

what a sexist asshole you are dood.

Posted by jason | July 8, 2010 9:57 AM


guess the best way to pass all these judgements is to go to the shows and fucking see for yourselves - you shut-in's.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 1:59 PM

really doesn't sound like they "don't take themselves too seriously"

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2010 2:04 PM

hey, uh... if you guys have time.. could you just uh.. um.. suck on my balls?

Posted by HC | July 8, 2010 4:56 PM

i just don't understand what's not to like about girl punk groups, especially when genuinely they put on such an awesome show. what kind of weinie wouldn't wanna see this? is a woman's place in a strip club and nothing else? perverted, sexist ugly losers, really.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 7:35 AM

The bands are going to see that what ends up in a comments section online bears little or no connection to the fans and new listeners and random people who end up out for a night of live music at cake shop, etc.

In the lyrics of a Marc Bolan song,

"Hey don't you know you got rock and roll
Hey little punk forget all that junk
And celebrate summer with me
Summer's not a bummer
This is summer
And it's now"

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 7:34 AM

ROCK SHOW

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 3:01 PM

heavy cream rule, they are way more talented and energetic than half the bands i have seen live...the fact that 3/4 of the band are women (and attractive women at that) distract every horny dude away from the fact that the music is what is important. don't shut them out because they are pretty- would you rule out a girl band that consisted of ugly members? give me a fucking break. more girls should play rock and roll, shit like the comments on this board are sexist and ridiculous...go rub one out, you are never going to get laid by any of them...and to say that they are getting attention because a member dates a member of jeff is a waste of everyone's time...it's not like jeff has enough pull to bring all their friends along. give me a fucking break. oh, and did i tell you to go rub one out? because seriously, you are NEVER going to get laid by an attractive, intelligent woman who plays rock. ever.

Posted by e.a.t. | July 20, 2010 6:15 PM

wow, what a surprise... 4 midwestern white people playing shitty rock music. A guitar, bass player, drummer, "singer"... what an extremely ORIGINAL and fresh sound! Innovators indeed

Posted by Anita Hanjobe | July 20, 2010 10:49 PM

heavy cream sucks. jesus fucking christ. but i would fuck the shit out the drummer then cum all over her face, then kick her out. tell her i love her, do it again, and booya!

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