Someone out there called this band's style of music, "alt-country". I haven't quite decided what that means. I like Neko Case, and I like The National, but I'm not convinced they belong in the same category.
This is the best description I've read though:
This is the sound of a man turning himself inside out, letting the listener experience the visceral thrill of emotions on display. It's Leonard Cohen fronting Joy Division, or Tindersticks arm wrestling with The Velvet Underground. This is soul music as dispensed by a rock band, country and urban.
Anyways, I LIKE IT!
That is all.