"lullabye"--shawn mullins (aka "rockabye") "need more mullins!"
"poison and wine"--the civil wars
"ho hey"--the lumineers
"it's beginning to look a lot like christmas"
"washer guy"--as yet unnamed, unsigned act out of provo, utah
and, this little ditty, which has been the constant soundtrack to my day:
"monsters crawling through my veins/i'm going insane/don't want to go home.
used to hide and suppress/but nevertheless/i'm wild"
so, thanks to my friends jesse and eric for that. i'm working on the harmonies for that catchy tune.