Rhythm and mood from canadian singer
Well one such artist of interest recently infiltrated my radar, and I'm here to plug her and recommend her to those people who are into Rufus Wainwright, Jose Fernandez, Sam Bradley, Laura Marling, and the like. She mixes a 50s-era vocal with some modern keys. She hails from Canada and has been performing on tour there to sold-out venues. She writes her own music and her songs all vary with her mood, which I appreciate because you get variety in a performance.
Her new album is called "Famous For Fire" and can be purchased through her MySpace page, or on iTunes. Check her out if you like indie rock.