Breathe Owl Breathe. The beautiful Ann Arbor band that helped to introduce me to folk music through their own obscure interpretation of the genre.
Bon Iver. Writer of perfect wintertime folk music.
Fanfarlo. Take Arcade Fire, remove a few members, and exchange Canadian for British. There you go.
Flickerstick. The short-lived winning band of VH1's Bands On The Run. They are the perfect example of early-2000's alternative rock.
The Format. God, how I miss this band. Nate went on to form fun., a band who plays music reminiscent of The Format's "Dog Problems," but it's just not the same as The Format.