CSS - La Liberción
They became somewhat known for their song "Music is My Boyfriend," which was used in an iPod commercial a few years, although I would suspect most people would recognize the song sooner that the band's name. CSS (short for Cansei de ser Sexy or Tired of Being Sexy - aren't we all) has released far more infectious, fun electropop. The new album is no exception, having had the chance to preview it at SPIN's website.
"Hits Me Like a Rock"
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic
This album is already being hailed as a return to form for this former Pavement frontman. I'm still new to the Pavement wagon, though I just realized I listened to the song "Cut Your Hair" far more than I realized as a child (thanks to MTV). I can safely say I'm a big fan of Pavement and, based on what I've heard so far, of Malkmus' solo work as well.
"No One Is (As I Are Be)"