When to listen: sunday morning or any work-free morning, sunshine blessing your forehead.
You’ll like it if you like: The Sea and Cake, Calexico, Josh Rouse, Jack Johnson.
Follow them: Official site & Tour dates.
The voice of Sam Prekop is the perfect instrument to the music of The Sea and Cake, a music that invites you not to worry too much. For over 20 years of career, the band based in Chicago have been producing flawless and distinctive rhythyms and melodies that will let your mind dance, drift and smile.
When to listen: driving. Both the city and the countryside could use much more music like this.
You’ll like it if you like: Tortoise, Stereolab and any good-vibes and elaborated-music band.
Follow them: Official Site & Tour Dates.
Bibio sounds like electronic happiness, flowers and basically like anything you’d associate with a wonderful day. The UK producer plays smooth guitar riffs over simple beats that will take you directly to the beach and put you under the perfect sun to get over the winter.
When to listen: On the beach! Alright it’s winter, and alright you don’t live anywhere close to the beach… Well, fill that bathtub then!
You’ll like it if you like: Yeasayer, James Blake, Toro y Moi.
The world of rap/hip-hop/rhymes/callitwhatyoulike is a turbulent place for musicians. Seemingly trapped in the old times, every now an then this full-of-I’m-better-than-you’s conceives artists like P.O.S, who tries to bring some fresh air to the game and to break its rules. Give him a chance and you’ll be nodding to his beats in a minute.
When to listen: while walking down the street. You’ll never walk as calmly.
You’ll like it if you like: Rhymesayers, Blueprint, maybe RJD2.
Follow him: MySpace
When to listen: Whenever. They can sound like both your best and your worst day, although it’s probably not what you’d listen to if you feel like burning down a whole city.
You’ll like it if you like: Midlake, Fleet Foxes, Jonathan Wilson and any sophisticated folkish band that sounds beautiful and epic.