Your Daily Lick: As A People

Carpet Bomb Ballet (Umpteenth Records)



Adam Yas can sound a bit like Thom Yorke, but his tortured, operatic style fits well with As A People's unsettled alternative rock: guitar lines that rise and fall like mercury with the songs' shifting dispositions; a dynamic rhythm section that never lets the bottom fall out; and sinister, almost insidious melodies in constant supply.