SPLITS, THE: II: MLP

If Kim Shattuck of The Muffs sang for Mrs. Magician, then you’d have Helsinki’s The Splits. The songs are moody and somber and mostly forgettable with the exception of “Melody” and “Death Song.” Overall, the record is a nearly successful trepanning; the songs pierce my scalp and crack my skull, but they can’t find their way into my head. 

 –Sean Arenas (Dirtnap, dirtnaprecs.com)