Pinback is another band I like that you may not have heard of. Umesh has described them as the quintessential “AJ” band, since they embody a lot of characteristics that I like in indie-ish music.
They have three incarnations, all of which in their best forms are immensely listenable: the first and most unique is angular, with interesting rhythmic and harmonic constructions; the second is poppy; and the third is “indie”. Here are three respective tracks.
If you don’t like any of those three songs, then you won’t like Pinback. If you do like them, here are some more.
On a side note, it’s really irritating to have to share music via YouTube. I used to use Lala, but then Apple bought them and shut them down. If you look at my earlier posts, you’ll now find a bunch of broken links. I’m working on a longer-term solution…