The Decemberists – These guys hold an important position in my heart. They’re the only band this year from which I’ve bought an album at a retail store. They mix indie rock and English sea-faring songwriting styles together and…well.. you’ll see.
The Soldering Life
Here I Dreamt I was an Architect
(note: sadly I couldn’t find any of my favorite songs of theirs available for download legally and therefore free of lawsuit.. but I’ll keep looking)