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Best Musician to Listen to When You're Missing Summer 

Day Wave

Day Wave, Marin native Jackson Phillips' lo-fi, indie-pop band, sounds like a red popsicle that melts between your fingers as you lick it while sitting Indian-style on a patch of grass. It's the leaves rustling in the trees holding up your hammock, the sun filtering down on you through the branches. It's a sour lemonade on a hot day, a warm summer night without a jacket, and a frenzy of bees gorging on a garden at full bloom. It's hard to say what it is about Phillips' music that evokes carefree, laid back summer vibes. Maybe it's his fuzzed-out vocals or maybe it's the synthesizer-drenched melodies? Whatever it is, just know that the next time it's gray and pouring buckets outside, you can turn on Day Wave and, like light therapy for people with S.A.D., you'll instantly feel better.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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