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