"If you were involved in the southwest DIY scene from 2006-2010, you probably saw or heard Splinter Cake at a house show, basement or on a compilation alongside Nicole Kidman, Clark 8, or Andrew Jackson Jihad. If this is the case, you are probably only familiar with their folk punk-esque style, but there are so many sides to the brilliant artist formerly known as Splinter Cake and Snapped is my favorite of all. I remember hearing about this show at YOBS in Tempe, AZ where Kely sang and screamed over big band music in this manic/isolating sort of way. I heard most of the audience was NOT into it and left, but I feel like if I was there I would have been all wide-eyed, and studying everything that was happening. I remember thinking "damn, I hope Keli does that sort of performance again so I can see it, but out of the dozen or so times I saw Splinter Cake (all of which were inspiring and strange) I never got to see the jazz songs performed.
I asked Kely Dimas if there was ever another "snapped" performance and Keli said "I did the full thing once at the yobs show but occasionally played a track here and there lol" But thank goodness it was recorded. So I can listen to these 8 songs and daydream about how it went down over and over again.
Years later after going into another Splinter Cake rabbit hole, I felt inspired to organize the Unlimited Semiosis compilation on Related Records. Where all the artists added their own original lyrics over songs that were intended to be instrumentals."-Ryan Avery
Heirloom Records is a means of saving and preserving music from the lost CDR generation of music.
Heirloom Records is a Related Records sub-label