As you’ll see in the Weekend Picks, tonight at Amnesia (9pm, $7), The Splinters are holding a party for their new album Kick, which comes out on Tuesday on Double Negative Records. They’ll be joined by two other great local bands at the show — Hunx & His Punx and Magic Bullets.

[audio:] The Splinters – “Mysterious” (from Kick)

Also tonight is Veil Veil Vanish‘s party at Popscene (9pm, $8) to celebrate the release of their first full length, Change In The Neon Light. The gothic-shoegaze band’s new record was produced by ATOM (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Cribs, Maximo Park), and they’re plotting to soon head out on a nationwide tour.

[audio:] Veil Veil Vanish – “Anthem for a Doomed Youth” (from Change In The Neon Light)