My new favorites are:
BEACH HOUSE - http://www.myspace.com/beachhousemusic Absolutely GORGEOUS music!
LUPE FIASCO - Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor - What a refreshing and totally enjoyable CD from start to finish. Like a newer, fresher MOS DEF. BUY IT NOW! Thanks to Mollie.
BORN RUFFIANS - http://www.bornruffians.com/site/
From Ontario, Canada, these people are freaks, in the best possible way. Urgency, energy, something that seems missing by most these days. My favorite track is "This Sentence Will Ruin". Warp Records.
ALAN SINGLEY & PANTS MACHINE - http://www.alansingley.com/
Quirky, funny, sOOper indie rock.
THE PURRS - http://www.thepurrs.com/
I've been a HUGE fan of theirs for a few years now, and everytime one of their tracks pop on I remember how much I like 'em. Check out 'She's Gone' or 'Ebb & Flow'.
FIELDS - http://www.myspace.com/fieldsband
ALBUM: 7 From The Village
Maybe my total favorite of all of them recently. Two songs I've played dozens of times, and just keep getting pulled back to - If You Fall We All Fail - Song For The Fields.
Peter Bjorn And John - http://www.peterbjornandjohn.com/
ALBUM: Writer's Block TRACK: "Young Folks"
I don't know anything about him, but KRISTOFFER RAGNSTAM'S "Breakfast by the Mattress" off the album, Do You Want a Piece of Me is as addictive as hell. http://www.ragnstam.se/default.asp
Another great find recently is the Chicago band ROYCE. http://www.myspace.com/royce
ALBUM: Tuff Love Thanks Jimmy!
I should mention the ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT'S 'Cherry Lips' and THE INTERIORS 'I'm So Happy' while I'm at it.