I thought I'd offer some notes on what has been in heavy rotation on the iTunes lately.
The Bird and the Bee - The Bird and the Bee: I discovered this band through this fan-made video for the song "Again & Again". I instantly fell in love with the song and a couple of minutes later I was downloading the album from iTunes. Really infectious electro-pop.
Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs: I'm still not sure what to really think of the latest Death Cab. I keep comparing it to Plans which is clearly the superior album. I don't know if that's really fair; Narrow Stairs is a fine record in its own right, but a Death Cab may perhaps suffer from unreasonable expectations.