I came across Stone Darling, all-girl rockers from L.A., while perusing Bandcamp (a great resource to discover new music), and though they only have two songs, they sound promising. Others worth blasting through your speakers are garage lo-fiers Xray Eyeballs, worldy rockers Beirut (their next album is out Aug. 30 so mark your calendars) and synth-pop eccentric John Maus.
Stone Darling: All I Wanna Do - Single
"All I Wanna Do"
Xray Eyeballs: Not Nothing
"Gotham Low Lifes"
Beirut: East Harlem - Single
More iPod-worthy jams await here.