Not enough here for a full post of any sort, but enough for a short Vibrations! Always enough for that, yeah?
Boy Omega is Sweden's Conor Oberst. Now, I am no professional when it comes to judging heart-wrenching ballads like these, but I think he's good. Unlike Oberst, though, he uses a lot of electronic effects (sometimes this is bad), and he doesn't yelp quite as much.
Now Shoplifting is my type of band. Nice and dissonant, the way I like it. In the stuff I've heard of theirs so far, they also use these weird, loopy guitars. All their instruments sounds like they were made of rubber.
You wanna know what first popped into my mind when I heard The World Without Magic? The friggin' Buggles of all things. They sound almost nothing like the Buggles, but they do have similar hooks, I guess. Like a wa---y slowed down version of the Buggles, and therefore significantly more atmospheric. I like that guitar ... sort of a slide thing goin' on there. There's something college-rocky about their stuff, but it's tenser than it appears on the surface. Tighter than you would think they'd be on first listen.