Please donate to help save PopMatters. We are moving to WordPress in January out of necessity and need your help.
Music

The So So Glos: Low Back Chain Shift EP

Brooklyn's DIY/indie/punk kingpins aim for both sides of the Atlantic on this scrappy EP.


The So So Glos

Low Back Chain Shift EP

Label: Green Owl
US Release Date: 2010-10-12
UK Release Date: 2010-10-12
Label website
Amazon
iTunes

This quickie EP -- five songs recorded in a week -- comes courtesy of the brothers (biological and metaphorical) in the So So Glos, key players in and ardent supporters of the Brooklyn DIY/punk/indie scene. While hardly earth-shattering, Low Back Chain Shift gets by on scrappy charm. The galloping opener "Fred Astaire" and the punky, urgent closer "Lindy Hop" are slices of Brooklyn-circa-right-now, but the foursome take a funny trip across the pond on the EP's middle three tracks: "Live Like TV" (short "i") plays like stripped-down Los Campesinos!, while "Here Comes the Neighborhood" dabbles in Britpop and "New Stance" is the indie rock answer to Led Zeppelin III folk. They're Brooklyn guys through and through -- heck, the album title refers to a feature of the New York dialect -- but they've got their sights set on bigger things, too.

6

Please Donate to Help Save PopMatters

PopMatters have been informed by our current technology provider that we have to move off their service. We are moving to WordPress and a new host, but we really need your help to fund the move and further development.


Music

Film


Books


Television




© 1999-2020 PopMatters Media, Inc. All rights reserved. PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.






Features
Collapse Expand Features



Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.