Check out Pajjama, a good Norwegian band that takes influence from Technopop and game music. The album Starch is well worth owning. Grab the cassette here, or a digital copy.
Jeff over at Convertible to Yokohama has been doing some amazing work, check out his Dip in the Pool mega-post, which I provided some materials for. The blog's really got me beat in both design and research. It's the best.
More posts soon, I swear.