My lovely friend Charlotte reminded me the other day that I must listen to Volcano Choir (a band consisting of several excellent musicians including Justin Vernon). I wasn't disappointed.
Often I use my Last.fm account to see what my friends are listening to and to inspire new listening journeys. Through this method I stumbled across Warpaint - a haunting, hypnotic band - which has completely intrigued me.
My friend, Adrian Ng, has recently released two singles on Bandcamp under the name 'Mavis Gary'. I am thrilled by the music he has created (everything you hear is done by him) and I can't wait for more.