I've been getting more acquainted with the Beach Boys recently. After hearing Lee singing 'I know there's an answer' I dug out my pet sounds record and just got right into it. It's an extreme, I know, but it's pretty sonic when you get into it. Listen to the organs on 'Here Today' and you'll know what I mean.
Also, The Violent Femmes. Dude! Too cool for... country. The drummer is really friendly, y'know.