White Whale: The Admiral
"The Admiral" manages the unusual trick of being jaunty and intense at the same time, to engaging effect. And see how neatly this new band from Lawrence, Kansas channels the perenially praiseworthy Ray Davies--in vocal inflection, word choice, and general music-hall ambiance, they've got the Kinks frontman covered. Pretty cool, to my ears.
Go to the White Whale page to read their bio, see their picture, and download the mp3.