My favorite new album is Through These Walls by Hilary McRae. She's the first developing artist signed to Starbucks' Hear Music label (but don't hold that against her!) Imagine that Joss Stone found a bunch of previously unknown early-Chicago charts in a drawer somewhere and decided to record them, and you'll have a sense of what McRae's music is like.
Here's her first video, for the album's opening track "Every Day (When Will You Be Mine)":
You can listen to the entire album by streaming it from Last.fm
If you like what you hear, you can purchase the album from iTunes and Amazon.