I found two new (to me) artists that will need further investigation, but so far I'm liking them.
Kerli, from Estonia, with her album Love is Dead. One review called the musical style "creepy dollhouse". I played "Walking on Air", and found that description perfectly apt.
Loquat, from California, have been around a while, and I don't know how I missed them. Giving their sophomoric release, It's Yours to Keep, a try. Sort of an American Portishead. As a starter, give "Swingset Chain" a spin.
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