local natives - for fans of fleet foxes, yeasayer, and dodos. harmony and percussion heavy uptempo indie.
telekinesis - a merge band that i missed at XX merge and was reminded of them on a trip to denver. "coast of carolina" is fun. other songs are a little grittier, but all with poppy hooks.
frightened rabbit - scottish band, whose songs are about as gloomy as edinburgh in february. new album streaming for a week here
givers - heard them on all songs considered. "saw you first" was my jam for a week. more percussion, some male-female harmonies, some synth beats. will enjoy this more when there is sun.