Posted in music | tour dates on July 27, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

SPLASH

What do you when you're the drummer of Real Estate but you leave the band just before they start getting way bigger? Form a disco band! At least that's what Etienne Pierre Duguay, who sat behind the band's kit until 2011 when he was replaced by Jackson Pollis, did. He's now in the Brooklyn band Splash who surfaced earlier this year and just wrapped up a tour with fellow Brooklyn backwards pop thinkers Friends. Their single, "Ever Before," which you can stream below, is filled with '80s pop radio cliches, but if you wait over two decades and make it lo-fi, even the cheesiest stuff becomes indie accepted, right?

If you missed the Splash/Friends tour, the two bands will team up again for a NYC show on August 3 at 285 Kent with Janka Nabay, Helado Negro, and Uumans. Maybe Friends will go topless again? Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Splash have other upcoming NYC shows too, including Summerscreen at McCarren Park on August 15 with Ducktails and The Babies, and Glasslands on August 24 with Puro Instinct, Outer Limitz, and a Dev Hynes DJ set. Tickets for the Glasslands show are still available.

A list of all dates and song stream below...

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Splash - "Ever Before"

Splash at Bowery Ballroom earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Splash

Splash -- 2012 Tour Dates
8/3 285 Kent Brooklyn, NY w/ Friends, Janka Nabay, Helado Negro, Uumans
8/15 McCarren Park Brooklyn, NY Summerscreen w/ Ducktails, The Babies
8/25 Glasslands Brooklyn, NY w/ Puro Instinct, Outer Limitz, Dev Hynes (DJ)

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Comments (64)

Topless or GTFO.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:14 PM

Just when you thought "There is no way Williamsburg could get any gayer"

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:17 PM

2:17- I actually just laughed out loud. Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:30 PM

And hipsters make gay comments about metal/punk fans being "gay". The irony can be cut with a knife.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:33 PM

Ariel Pink's New Edition

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:36 PM

This is a joke, right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:37 PM

Seriously who likes this crap?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:37 PM

Spalsh sucks but for the love of all that is holy, please turn the air conditioning off that night. Make it hot as all hell in there and maybe Sammy will take her pants off also and all the guys can run a train on her.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 2:38 PM

I'm too old for this shit

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | July 27, 2012 3:11 PM

Did anyone actually listen to the track posted above? Fuck the Williamsburg thing...I'm embarrassed to be the same species as these ass clowns.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 3:43 PM

I think what happened is that Friends realized the only way they could sound good would be to surround themselves with a bunch of EVEN MORE TERRIBLE bands.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 4:04 PM

its SO out that its totally IN. RETRO RETRO and RERETRO!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 4:09 PM

This song reminds me of everything that sucked about the 80s.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 4:21 PM

They look like alphaville, maybe they will become big in Japan!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 4:23 PM

everything sucks

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 6:07 PM

Daryl Hannah is flipping in her grave after listening to this..

I mean she would be if she were dead..

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 6:34 PM

Y-M-C-A

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 6:38 PM

I like disco. But this is third rate garbage. Back in the day, if this song were on a 12", it would have been in the cutout bin with a 99cent sticker on it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 7:15 PM

Oh, and Friends needs to play topless more often. It's the only way people can tolerate their music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 7:18 PM

I LIKE FRIENDS FOR THEIR MUSIC

Posted by THE_NUGE | July 27, 2012 10:55 PM

This song reminds me of when the Marines surrounded Manuel Noriega in his compound in Panama and the CIA had them blast different music simultaneously for like 7 continuous days. He finally gave up and came out. I know how he felt.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2012 11:16 PM

I saw splash tonight, and was surprised that their set was actually more diverse than this track suggests it almost sounded like r&b.. I hope they release some of the other songs in their live set!! they got everyone topless and dancing. not hipster head bobbing. ACTUAL GROOVING!

2:38 I agree about the a/c thing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 9:15 AM

etienne you are killing me! first you help form real estate and now this? its like you're trying to make life hell

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 11:16 AM

9:15 - pictures/video or it didn't happen

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 11:54 AM

SPLASH is basically an R&B band. I just saw them last night at mckibbin loft party. Many people (including females were topless)
There sound is very 80's but that rules! Their set is really diverse, and this song is definitely their most "indie" track

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 1:42 PM

This is the funkiest band from Brooklyn!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 1:58 PM

Seriously Etienne you are a fuck

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 2:00 PM

WHAT THE FUCK KINDA NAME IS ETIENNE?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 2:03 PM

It's French you fucking idiot

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 2:11 PM

I agree 1:58 - "funky" as in "What the fuck is that funky smell?"

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 2:16 PM

Real Estate is one of the best indie rock bands out there. (they were even better when Etienne was in the band)
Splash is probably the funkiest band I've seen since Nite Jewel and Dam Funk.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 2:20 PM

It smelt like cat piss in that basement last night

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 2:26 PM

2:00 I heard he gets around and has a bd

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 2:28 PM

I agree 2:20 - "funky" as in "What the fuck is that funky smell?"

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 2:29 PM

Could Brooklyn get any gayer.... If the music doesn't have a double bassdrum and shredding guitar it's not for me -Hummus

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 2:57 PM

i bet these guys all fuck each other

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 3:28 PM

at least they're fucking someone

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 4:41 PM

If anyone can dig up Etienne's old myspace page, he used to be a DIY gigolo! He had a myspace blog called "I do it for the bills" haha!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 4:42 PM

SPLASH is a phenomenon that most people aren't ready for. Those who feel embarrassed or 'gay' should look inside. What is wrong with dancing and feeling good? Remember what is was like when you were a child and unashamed about your energy and enthusiasm? Splash will take you back to that space of freedom and exploration.Their lyrics are smart and heart opening. It's not just about music, it's about possibility and change for ourselves and our planet. Splash represent the most beautiful, brave and talented artists of New York City. They not only talk the talk but they walk the walk and boogie to a cosmic groove that some may not be able to handle just yet. It's all gonna be okay. Chill out, let the funk save you. We are all ONE. Hater's gonna hate and they only make us greater. <3 I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by AMY!!!!! | July 28, 2012 5:26 PM

^ dumb as fuck right there

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 6:52 PM

5:26- none of what you said matters because the music is unoriginal, derivative crap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 6:56 PM

"We are all ONE"
Great, thanks for that Amy. Since we are all one, I want to have sex with your body that I part own, so you need to come on down to The Bell House bathroom tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 6:56 PM

why yall so irate? let it be

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 9:00 PM

Hate is so good. The kkk have burning crosses, hipsters have Brooklyn Vegan

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 9:25 PM

I hate the Internet!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 9:31 PM

I Love Love!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 9:45 PM

9:45 - #I.L.L.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2012 9:55 PM

HURBA DURB IPODS HURBADURB TRACK TO TRACK!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2012 8:17 PM

REALLY

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2012 11:11 AM

Not one to comment on these blogs but the horrendous title and flyer lured me into the site... the horror! Have not heard the music but based off those photos and that name, this is the worst pile of dog shit Williamsburg has tossed out in some time. Not a violent person here but this shit makes me want to pummel everyone of these pansy little spit shiners. Hitting a new low here. Class A dog shit.

Posted by WTF? | July 30, 2012 12:13 PM

Everything about this sucks some serious dick. How are these clowns getting away with this garbage?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 9:06 AM

^ "free country"

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012 11:23 AM

SPLASH! is what happens to my pussy when I hear this band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2012 7:19 PM

i heard etienne has the herpes and he got it from the friends girl.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2012 12:39 PM

I love this group

Posted by serasa | August 13, 2012 7:32 PM

this band is just another great example of why nobody takes bands out of Brooklyn seriously! the rest of the country is LAUGHING AT YOU.

Posted by JW | August 22, 2012 1:28 PM

all shit talkers should go home and try record a song you vapid people

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2012 3:15 PM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

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Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 12:44 PM

you gotta love this music.

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