Company of Thieves - Running from a Gamble
This is a band that has a lot to live up to. They won a songwriting award for "Oscar Wilde," that same song, one of their first singles, was featured on iTunes "Single of the Week" back around 2007, and their debut album, Ordinary Riches, debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart (which ranks albums by artists that have never entered the Top 100). They're great storytellers, so I hope they've stuck to that strength.
Danger Mouse - Rome
This man is way too prolific for his own good. He has collaborated with Sparklehorse, Cee-Lo Green (as Gnarls Barkley) and James Mercer of The Shins (as Broken Bells), among many others. He has produced albums for The Black Keys, Beck and U2. On top of all of that, he has released his own work, most famously The Grey Album (a mashup of The Beatles' White Album and Jay-Z's Black Album. This release sees him working with Jack White, Norah Jones and composer Daniele Luppi.
"Two Against One"