I was listening to NPR (if I had a dollar for every story that started that way) and found an interview with an up and coming artist named Zee Avi. She has the most wonderful happy sound, with unique lyrics of her own creation - I was a fan after I heard a song where she successfully rhymes "Kierkegaard" with "broke my heart."
Just take a quick listen and I can almost guarantee that you will want to buy her album. It will definitely be my next purchase!
NPR had a great interview with her on All Things Considered, you can read more about her and listen to her interview here.