Silverlake, California, band Great Northern is new to me, but I'm glad to have been introduced to them. Their debut LP, Trading Twilight for Daylight, is due out on Eenie Meenie Records in May.
Judging from the track below and those available on their MySpace page, it seems that Great Northern plays a lush style of atmospheric pop with interesting instrumentation and dueling male/female vocalists. They seem quite good at being quite lovely. Their sound strikes me as comparable to acts like Seely, Muse, or perhaps Doves... although none are quite on the mark. Here is "Home" from Trading Twilight for Daylight:
Great Northern - Home
More info and streaming tracks are available on their official site and MySpace page.