Gruvis Malt is my pick. (www.gruvismalt.com
, myspace.com/gruvismalt). They are a legitimately independent band who have put out 3 amazing releases and (one pretty good one) with no promotion. The last two were self produced and self released. They are from Providence RI and have played and sometimes recorded with bands like Locale AM, Incubus, Sage Francis. Amazing music, amazing guys, they are very underrated in my opinion.