I've had Voltaire in my stereo, in my car, and on my computer for the past three weeks and I finally Voltaired myself to death. So here's some new bands that I'm gushing about:
Enon - I told you to listen to them yesterday. Do it!
Brainiac - Pre-Enon w/some of the same members... If you like early Dismemberment Plan (and, c'mon, who doesn't? ::smirk::), you'll like these guys. They're very wonderful and weird.
Super Furry Animals - I love these guys. I have for a few months now. Their music is indescribable and their CDs span about fifty genres. "Rings Around the World"--a 2 CD set for the price of uno--is a very good starting place. Yey for them.
Starlight Mints - They represent a very, very happy medium for me. I'm pretty satisfied with the new explosion of "mainstream-indie" and "(three-car) garage" bands... Well, if you take any of those The+PluralNoun (The Strokes, The Vines, The White Stripes, The Shins etc etc etc), add a healthy dose of polished weirdness (ala early Dismemberment plan), and about 20 lbs of sugar... well, then you have Starlight Mints. Mmm. Also, for you Bright Eyes fans out there: Starlight Mints = Oberst - (alcohol) + (antidepressants)/sunshine.
And there you have it.