Here's some of what's been taking care of the sock ejection:
The Entrance Band - Stone Roses mixed with Big Country and the Fixx, After the Fire, The Alarm, 80's U2...crazy awesome. Still getting my head around it.
The Hold Steady - Sure, they've been awesome up until now, but I had never bought an album proper until Heaven is Whenever. Such great words & experiences.
Delorean - Really the album of the summer for me. I think I'll be grooving to this album for a long time. It's what Cut Copy was for me a couple of years ago.
Band of Skulls - Blair turned me on to them, and I've passed them on to quite a few others. Zep meets White Stripes meets Radiohead. What? Yeah.
Best Coast - started to get into them, but then got on the Entrance Band. I have a feeling that BC and Wild Nothing will be my late summer into fall records. Big time.
Foals - I haven't listened to the new record as much as I should, but it's amazing. It's where my afro-wearin' 70's funkmeister meets my skinny jeans indie kid.
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fright - a friend of mine has been hounding me to get this record for a while now, and I'm just now finding out he was right. :)
Ok. Now go listen. :)