LA based band Salt Petal, captured my attention with their perfect blend of lounge, rock, ska, Argentenian folk and a variety of other latin rythms. Their song "hot days" takes my imagination to a hot summer day in a tropical island where people are dancing on sand soft as powdered sugar.
Salt Petal formed around late 2008, and consist of 5 memebers including Autumn Harrison (vocal/accordian), Rodrigo Gonzalez (guitar), Jesse Herrera (bass), Hirro Nakano (drums) and Danyna Richards (Trumpet).
p.s.- If you dig their sound you might also like some of the following artist. Gal Costa, Os Mutantes, Pink Martini, Les Hommes, Nicola Conte, Quarteto em Cy.