I feel like Trading Twilight for Daylight is one of those albums I will revisit many times and always discover something new with each listen. The songs are densely layered pop... I love that they aren't afraid to have this big melodic sound with big arrangements and big epic choruses!
Great Northern - Our Bleeding Hearts
The Avett Brothers are like a punk band that has been transported back in time to the days of Uncle Dave Macon. They make old-timey music that somehow sounds contemporary. They are hard to categorize but I'd recommend them to fans of Old Crow Medicine Show and the like.
The Avett Brothers - Will You Return?
Tom McRae consistently releases excellent singer/songwriter folk rock, and somehow goes mostly unnoticed. King of Cards is his fourth album, and it is a must buy for fans of Travis, Badly Drawn Boy and Ed Harcourt. His voice is unique, at times you might mistake him for a girl.
Tom McRae - Bright Lights
Other honorable mentions for today:
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (alt-country again)
Rufus Wainwright - Release the Stars (cabaret pop)
Pink Martini - Hey Eugene (worldly jazzy pop)
Dungen - Tio Bitar (Swedish psychedelic rock)
The Horrors - Strange House (snarling garage)