I just discovered this Austin-based band. Having released their debut album "Passover" just about 2 weeks ago, they take a shot at how dark, yet melodic shoegazer-rock anno '06 ought to sound. Not a bad shot, I should think!
Judge for yourself by lending an ear to:
The first Vietnamese War (MP3)
Black Grease (MP3)
Young Men Dead (Link from NPRs All Songs Considered)