Dave Barry would note that there's several good potential band names embedded in the paragraph above, and he'd be right. "Big Sur" -- the new single from the Thrills -- has been stuck in my head. This song sounds like Ivy, more lounge-ish and retro compared to the earnest, jangle-pop "One Horse Town" from last winter.
"One Horse Town," it must be noted, features no murmurs, rubs, or gallops.
UPDATE: Medpundit points out these sites, which will come in handy in due course.