TUNE julia brown - Without You
Julia Brown is the sunny twin to the band Teen Suicide. Primarily written by Sam Ray (and often Caroline White, among others), is the juxtaposition to what TS was, which was many negative feelings of anger, depression and isolation. Julia Brown is very much the succeeding wide-eyed sister to the closed off and existential brother, of what TS was. It's quite a remarkable transition between the two.
Blending shimmeringly beautiful semi-electronic soundscapes and flowering folk based guitar balladry, Julia Brown are somewhere up there with Belle & Sebastian, but from more of a left field perspective.