My best buddy Will (who you'll probably hear about a lot on Cover My Tracks) introduced me to Okkervil River recently. They're excellent, earthy, intelligent american indie, and the best thing is you can check them out for free just by logging on to their website and having your sound turned on. What will then happen is that you'll be treated to a random mix of tracks from their several albums. No downloads, but you can't have everything.
Go to www.okkervilriver.com
I've also got a ticket to see them at Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 5th, which is terrific news.