The Shortcoats belong at Monday night residency at the Satellite or Echo. They're more Hollywood Hills but their music invokes a little Silver Lake charm.
The stand-out songs on This Time Last Year are "Too Late" and "So Long" which play as companion pieces, starting and ending the EP strong.
Not much is written on The Shortcoats, I don't even have an official site or Facebook to point you to, but if you're willing to jump down the rabbit hole you'll find yourself pleasantly surprised.
This Time Last Year is now available on iTunes.