Meneguar's I Was Born at Night was one record that really stood out for me during that time. I spent a good portion of that winter jamming this record on cold bus rides across town and hellish 8 hour days in front of the computer. As far as sound goes, think Brainworms' jagged yet strangely melodic guitar work, mixed with Archers of Loaf's weirdo angular indie rock and a ton of poppy goodness. All you really need to know is this is some really great indie rock with a lot of hidden complexity that shows itself after a few listens. It might not stick the first time, but I guarantee it will grow on you.