Sugarcult - Bouncing Off the Walls
If you're waiting in line for nearly any general admission indie rock show, you can mention two bands and typically receive immediate acceptance with hardcore fans. One of those bands is Sugarcult. (We'll look at the other when we consider "E"-themed artists.) Formed in Santa Barbara in 1998, Sugarcult is one of those bands that has left me absolutely stumped why they haven't made it big. Unlike bands where one or two singles will carry them onto the radio (but the rest of their CD is sub-par), I own all three Sugarcult albums and there isn't a single weak track among them.
Small Mercies - Don't You Know Who I Am?
Small Mercies is a rock band from Brisbane, Australia and is one of my favorite bands that falls into the "completely unheard of" column. The official YouTube video for this single currently has 267 views - and at least five of those are mine (although I do own 2008's, Beautiful Hum album.)
Shirock - I'll Take Love
A really pretty ballad with a pretty sweet and heartfelt message.