: i can't think of any comparisons, but think quiet-indie type stuff? he's some 17 year old kid (probably 18 by now) and it's pretty good.
kind of like spitting
: maybe i'm biased because they're my favorite band, but i got the new cd "in the red" this past week and it's magnificent. definitely check it, or anything by them, out if you haven't yet.
: ben gibbard's (death cab/postal service) old band. side-band? whatever. either way, i've been listening to it a lot.
: they're fun. like the shins/the decemberists fun type of fun. i can't get enough.
others worth mentioning:
belle and sebastian
tilly and the wall
les savy fav
and chai. i recommend chai. it's tea that tastes like christmas!