Described on wikipedia as "a band from New York City known for their eclectic blend of electronic dance music with musical styles as diverse as tango, chanson, house, reggae, and lounge (but no Brazilian rhythms at all)", this group is difficult to describe. Wikipedia goes on to call them "alternative dance, downtempo, electronic and dance-punk", how's that for obscure genres? While their music is typically upbeat, the pace isn't overwhelmingly fast. It seems to be just perfect for when I want to relax but not overthink things. I have been playing their most recent album "New York City" from 2008 extensively, but the other day I grabbed their previous 2 albums "Brazilian Girls" and "Talk To La Bomb" to give them a listen. I have yet to hear a song I didn't like. Try this one on for size.
These guys are a British electronica band formed in 2000. They have produced 5 studio albums and it is their most recent release "In Our Heads" from June 2012 that I have been playing repeatedly. I have no acquired the rest of their albums and I have enjoyed everything I have heard. Creative, upbeat music to keep you smiling.