Vibrations is going to be my mp3 post. I won't talk much about bands here ... just point stuff out briefly.
Spain has a ... power-pop scene!? I didn't believe it, either! Here are the Spanky Darth Vaders:
Au Revoir Simone is a girl band from Brooklyn ... three keyboards and three lovely voices.
Things That Go Pop is like the Double's [pop] evil-twin-brother ... dissonant and hooky, yet ... poppy!
All Of A Sudden! is a neato one-man-pop-band ... kind of like the Magnetic Fields with a ukele. Or something.