I've just discovered the awesomeness that is Neutral Milk Hotel. They are a great fucking band. I'll spare you the Wikipedia copypasta, but I highly recommend you listen to some of their stuff. Their second album, In the Aeroplane over the Sea, is particularly amazing.
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel - The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. I