I'll try and keep this one short ... here be a bunch of bands!
The Research is a very cute three-piece band. They're fun: lots of sing-song aspects, plenty of heartwarming harmonies, and tons of sweet synth melodies.
Want some really, really laid back indie folk? Listen to the Lesser Birds of Paradise. I like slide guitar.
the Lesser Birds of Paradise - Come to the City
the Lesser Birds of Paradise - This Is the Song I Wrote Last Night
the Lesser Birds of Paradise - A Magnet In You
the Lesser Birds of Paradise - Her Velvet Elvis
The Mathematicians are just messed up. What the hell are they doing? Like if someone parodied the [fictitious] bastard child of Kraftwerk and DEVO. Yeah ...
What if like, Stereolab wrote the instrumentals for a guitar-oriented band? Not quite sure how it would turn out, but it could be interesting ... having a group known for clean, electronic production (with no guitars) produce a band that's just the opposite instrumentally. But that's sort of what GoodBooks sounds like to me. Maybe with some of the Cure mixed in there ... not sure.
I'm sorry, but Sukpatch is a degrading name. What would happen if Jack Johnson (whom I do not like) went off and like, joined a band or something? Or maybe that's a bad way to put these guys' sound ... check it out ...