If you like melody, guitar, nice voices, and you're looking for good new music, I just found three very cool sounding bands: The Invisible Cities , Scrabbel, and Lijie. All are playing in and around the Bay Area in the coming months. Visit their webpages for show dates and music samples.
Good starting points:
Song #2 on The Invisible Cities album
"Blue" by Lijie (pronounced "Lee-jay")
"Save the Green Planet" from Scrabbel's album 1909
Happy Listening and Happy Holidays.