I'm completely behind the ball on this one, but I've just come across Jay Reatard for the first time, and he is totally blown my mind. A garage/punk wunderkind with lyrics/poetry streaming deeply through his veins. Sadly he died in January 2010 aged 29. However, on the sunnier side, his albums, 'Watch Me Fall' and 'Matador Singles 08' are still available for purchase straight from Matador Records for only $8 each if mp3 is good enough for you.
It Aint Gonna Save Me (best video ever)