Beirut - Gulag Orkestar (listen to some tracks)
Beirut is a new artist (currenty only 550 listeners on Last.fm). They've received a lot of attention on blogs over the past month or two, and deservedly so - they make beautiful music. If you like Neutral Milk Hotel, Calexico, or ♥ accordions, you should enjoy the debut album.
Neil Young - Living With War (listen to the album)
Despite being as old as the earth and spelling his name with too few l's, Neil Young is still cool. I love the sound of this album; not over-produced, really raw. And although this is a protest album, listening to it doesn't feel like being preached to. The choir doing the backing vocals adds so much to the songs. "The Restless Consumer" is my favourite track. Recommended for those who like Neil Young, hate Bush, or want to heal the world.
The Black Heart Procession - The Spell (listen to some tracks)