They list as their influences bands from an amalgam of genres and musical spectrums, but when you hear The Splinters play, it all makes sense. They are Sonic Youth meets The Shangri-Las, The Breeders meet The Evens. They are Ashley, Caroline, Lauren and Courtney. They are from Berkeley. And they'd like to rock for you.
They caught our attention at SxSW with their mix of garage rock, girl-band, riot grrrl, folk and alternative. Plus, their debut EP comes in a hand-decorated cover slip with original art by members of the band -- no two are alike. It looks like at this point you can only nab copies at one of their gigs, but we've got a track from the EP for you to check out. Enjoy.
The Splinters - "Splintered Bridges"