hmm, i'll take a shot at this:
no motiv (diagram for healing; and the sadness prevails)
the soviettes (LPI, LPII, LPIII)
gameface (every last time and four to go)
don't look down (the fear in love)
audio karate (space camp; lady melody)
cadillac blindside (these liquid lungs; not that close but still worth checking out)
the unlovables (heartsickle)
dear landlord (dream homes)
nightmares for a week (don't die)
All underrated bands/releases! I actually gave that No Motiv record a spin a few days back, and it still holds up. It gets a bit too "alt-pop-rocky" at points, but on the whole? Really good stuff.
And don't even get me started on the awesomeness that is Audio Karate's Lady Melody
Agreed. Hard. Kind of makes me wish I could go to the Fest again this year, what-with them playing and all.