whoah, those guys are awesome! As far as current artists go, I'm 17 and it's not ALL about the dead (but most of it is)
The Black Keys- Delicious blues rock. Their most recent album sounded alot more commercial than the all their others, and they've gotten quite alot more popular after it came out. Their earlier stuff is way better in my opinion, all though the new stuff is still quite good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6QBjqw8 ... re=related
(this is from the EP Chulahoma, and every song on it is really good)
Comets on Fire- a newer noise/psychedelic band from Santa Cruz. Some pretty tasty stuff going on.
Devendra Banhart- This guy has a really good band that does psychedelic/rootsy rock stuff. They all use vintage gear, and it really makes it makes it easier for me to get into. They continue the Quicksilver tradition of taking off of Take Five in this song.
Fleet Foxes- an indie folk rock band who have some incredible voices. The singer's voice really reminds me of David Crosby on this song. Good stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qC1iuTO ... re=related
Grizzly Bear- Another good indie rock band with really great harmonizing skills. The bassist drops some serious bombs on the end of this song.