I've been trying some stouts lately and have been surprised by some real keepers. I suggested Young's Double Chocolate Stout a while back. This beer is equally amazing. It's balanced and delicious. Check it out.
The Dodos are wonderful. The vocals are beautiful and the drums are driving. Often lumped in with the new overly-harmonized indie acts like Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes, Dodos are the cream of the crop.