You don’t hear a whole lot about splits anymore. Once a staple of the merch table in underground scenes, split LPs and EPs have sort of faded away in favor of streaming services or cold, hard concert tickets. But in this tech-choked region, it’s not surprising that two local bands are reviving the very sensible practice of splitting an album — the bands save a little cash, and fans get two acts for the price of one.

SF’s EagleWolfSnake and the Liners are releasing their new split EP this weekend and Cafe du Nord with a joint show. EagleWolfSnake are a long-established Bay Area band, while the Liners are fairly new — but both have a slinky, back-room vibe and a live show that will make you move. Pick up a real, actual album when you’re done.

Here’s a teaser video from the Liners to pique your interest.

EagleWolfSnake, the Liners
Cafe du Nord
February 2, 2018
8pm, $12 (21+)