various artists - let's lazertag sometime (tigerbeat6 records)
something for everyone: really diverse electronic styles! classic tigerbeat6 from kid606 (#6), hard and heavy from phon.0 (#2), soft sounds from white williams(#5), art rock from indian jewelry (#7), new wave/synth from gd luxxe (#12), hamster dance from originial hamster (#15), rock n roll from genders (#17), damaged from ddamage (#18), etc.
fujiya and miyagi - transparent things (deaf dumb and blind)
these guys are from the uk, not japan (track #3 claims they're just pretending to be japanese). for fans of hot chip, junior boys, broadcast and other indie electronic bands. catchy lyrics ("got to get a new pair of shoes to kick it with her, kick it with you!") and enough dancable rhythm to move your feet. try tracks #1, #2, #5, #7, #8.
the minor canon - no good deed goes unpunished (tenderness records)
los angeles based band, they played live on the sound session last year! for fans of old-time/folk/country. favorite songs include #2, #4, #7, #9. they are off to a great start, expect to hear more from these guys in the future.