Some good new music I've found recently while foraging on the internet:
The Duke & The King "Nothing Gold Can Stay" - this is a band centered around Simone Felice (drummer in The Felice Brothers). The music is nothing like The Felice Brothers' rambling shanty-Americana, this is much more of a singer-songwriter effort circa late 60's/ early 70's. Very mellow, he's got a good voice and the instrumentation is low-key. Nice harmonies too. Best tune is "If You Ever Get Famous". Reminded me a little of The Tyde too, although not quite as poppy.
Smoove & Turrell "Antique Soul" - in keeping with the "&" in band names, this is a band from the UK that incorporates soul and electronica. The disc is great, and John Turrell has a great blue-eyed soul voice. It's very "English-soul", which is to say it's inspired by American soul and r&b, but this isn't similar to Amy Winehouse or Duffy....it's very original in it's way and highly recommended. Although they do a version of the Yaz song "Don't Go" which I could do without. Best track is "Beggarman", video below.
Minus The Bear "Omni" - have heard of these guys for a while, an indie band from Seattle. They have a few albums out, and their new one (Omni) just came out. It's good pop music, lots of synthesizers and the lead vocalist has a strong voice. But after a few listens the simplistic lyrics start to wear a bit, and it's a little too synthesizer-heavy for me to listen to all the way through at once. But the music has energy, and I can see this becoming a big disc for them. I didn't realize these guys were so pop oriented, sort of like a bit more indie/electronic Maroon 5 . Pretty slick too, don't know if I mean that in a good way. Below is a video of them performing "My Time" at South by Southwest...sounds very different from the album version.