As a Place. She coos about “dancing in the clouds” with a dreamy melodicism even as her band shifts from Pixies-style alt-rock into jaggedly noisy stops and starts. On such tracks as “Elope,” Jones’ winsome vocals are framed by pretty pop settings, but guitarist Martin Lopez-Iu and drummer Lee Harcourt like to transform even the most straightforward song structures with unexpected and occasionally jazzy sonic twists. “Someone Else Inside You” starts out as a low-key, intimate confessional before it surges forward with a pop-punk effusiveness. Jones and Lopez-Iu began playing together in 2009 when they were attending Vassar College before relocating the group to L.A.
“Let the people stare,” Amanda Jones sings on “You Caught My Heart by Surprise,” from The Anti-Job’s 2016 EP,