Your Daily Lick: Make Me

House of Brakes (self-released)



The Oakland quartet - two girls, two guys - has come into its own on this sophomore record, a slightly schizophrenic mix-up of sweet pop and raucous rock tempered with new wave and noise. Following along this exploratory path is the listener's primary pleasure, as the band's direct delivery makes every moment of discovery feel firsthand.

At Retox Lounge (628 20th St., San Francisco) on November 13. 8 p.m., $5