The Decemberists are one of the best indie rock/folk bands out there. Keep an eye out for their soon to be released album "Picaresque". It has "The mariners revenge" track, which is possibly the best lyrical song ever written.
You: Hey, I'm bored of my music, got a recomendation?
Me: Check out the Decemberists, they're amazing.
You: K, thanks.
mad band named after a russian party division of the first world war. They're awesome, have three full length albums, one "The Tain EP" (in a class by itself), and one more EP.
Anonymous: How come that person in headphones is dancing like an epileptic?
Me: AND WE'LL ALL GO PRAISE THE INFANTA!!!!!!!!!!"
A genre-transcending band one must actually hear to fully appreciate. Like a runaway train engineered by ragtag poets overfond of spinning literary anachronisms into exultant ballads.
Have you heard of The Decemberists?
Their music makes my nipples hard.
They are that good.