Bombay Bicycle Club (http://www.myspace.com/bombaybicyclecl
Also in the interesting-and-hard-to-classify-indie-r
Tracey Thorn (http://traceythorn.com/) has a very Annie Lennox-like sound going, mixed with some club sensibilities. I'm not 100% sold on her yet. The blend of styles is interesting but I'm not sure it works as well as going in one direction or the other all the way would work. She gets bonus points for being not-your-usual-chicksinga-with-guitar though.
The Like are kind of what you'd get if you re-invented The Bangles with a lot more twisted lyric sensibilities. This is not pop so much as it is using pop musical confections to deliver a more demented package. As with most of today's group I'm not utterly blown away with them but I'm bopping along to this remix off and on this week so I figure I'll pass it on.
I'm trying to remember who pointed me to this one and if it was you please remind me. Miltz Mortez (http://www.myspace.com/miltmortez)
Tip of the hat back to sunstealer for this one. In response to a meme fitting a song to me or finding something I'd enjoy he pointed me to this. Now if you've read my musical blogging at all you can pretty well guess that anything Paul Oakenfold remixes is going to get my thumbs-up. This track, which was popularized as "Requiem for a Dream" is both ethereal and lovely and sinister bass creepy all at once. Clint Mansell's story is worth noting here - some of you (Pygment I'm looking at you) will be interested to know that his musical career more or less consisted of being the front man for P.W.E.I. Somehow he got hooked up with Darren Aronofsky (Wikipedia claims they were friends) to score the cult-hit movie π and then he also did the score for Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream which is how this track came to have that misnomer. In fact it's called "Lux Aeterna".
More odd trivia: the trailer for "Requiem" was initially released with Moby's "Everloving" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUD7m3M