David Vandervelde from Chicago is 22 years old and plays 60s/early 70s-influenced folk pop. It's equal parts song craft and production technique and it just kicks ass! Especially the song Jacket. The guy played his first liveconcert few month ago and got signed shortly after.
There is some immediate resemblance to Marc Bolan, David Bowie, T. Rex and even Brian Jonestown Masacre in his classic rock attitude. Check it out. He is one to watch.
BTW: He has worked on his album in two years, recorded it almost alone using the former Wilco multi-instrumentalist's studio as a big toy instrument
His album The Moonstation House Band is out 23rd of january 2007.