Maybe you remember OK Go from the the treadmill video for "Here It Goes Again" that got passed around a few years back? They won a Grammy for Short-Form Music Video for that particular number and it is one of the most watched music videos on YouTube. They also had several other great songs on that album, their sophomore effort, Oh no.
Today is the release of the third album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. I've been listening to it for a couple days now and I have to tell you, I love love love it. It's less bouncy, more soulful maybe. It's definitely in heavy rotation in my iTunes right now. My favorite song so far I think is Skyscrapers or White Knuckles. You can definitely hear the Prince influence in the latter one.
Here's a bit about it from their bio page at Lala.com:
"The band previewed their third album, titled Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, on a short sling of dates on the Eastern Coast of the U.S. this March, starting in Philadelphia on March 6, 2009 at the TLA Theatre. They have stated that these songs are the "danciest, most anthemic, most heartbroken, and honest songs", of their career, and the album itself takes a much more funky, dancy, yet melancholy sound to it, drawing influence from Prince. On May 7, 2009, a song from the album, titled "Skyscrapers", was released for streaming online."
Give it a listen.