I've got some recent discoveries for you, three bands without any connections, musical, familial, or extraterresterial:
The Muggs, a Detroit trio with ties to The Paybacks, who mine a classic rock, bluesy skronk sound.
Emperor X, whose lo-fi indie finesse is by turns anxious and caffeinated and then jangles likes keys and loose change in your pocket on a summer day.
The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers (yes, that is the name of the band), give the listener quiet, intimate sketches masquerading as indie pop, or maybe it's the other way around -- indie pop masquerading as quiet, intimate sketches.
+ Gonna Need My Help
+ Rollin' B-Side Blues
+ Should've Learned My Lesson
+ Right to the Rails
+ Shut Shut Up
+ Exterminata Beat
+ Laminate Factory
The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers
+ concerning lessons learned from the aliens
+ cannot eat better not sleep
+ on the occasion of a departure
+ the sun fell on you