Today's treat for your ears: Valery Gore.
For fans of: Regina Spektor, Au Revoir Simone, etc.
She's fairly obscure, but her song "Shoes of Glass" has been in my top ten for more than 2 years. The rest of her album, Avalanche to Wandering Bear is just as delightful. She incorporates piano, trumpet, drums, and amazing vocals in just one song. She's a little more upbeat in most of her songs than Regina Spektor's sometimes macabre and dark lyrics.It's far from a harsh sound, and I strongly recommend her.