First three of the year even though, the first really came out January 08, the 2nd Rusty found and the third is a pair of re-releases... But yes, feel free to interpret this as a beginning.
Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
Volcano Suns - The Bright Orange Years & All Night Lotus Party Rereleases