Conor Oberst is the front man of the band Bright Eyes. The first song I heard of theirs was "When the President Talks to God." It was performed on "The Tonight Show," and was a featured track in iTunes at the time. Not only was it an awesome song, but it tapped into the frustrations of many Americans about the current US administration.
GLAAD recently honored the group, presenting a Special Recognition Award for their video "First Day of My Life." Including representations of gays and lesbians, the video presented a refreshingly diverse representation of love. They make some of the most amazing videos and I just love their music.
You can take a listen of one of my favorite new songs called "Four Winds" on the Bright Eyes MySpace page.