Mentioned this elsewhere but I discovered two albums last night by Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers from 2009 on Rdio. The artist is listed as Timothy Seth Avett as Darling, which sounds pretentious as hell, I know. These are both very good. They are obviously not as polished as the Avett's stuff but if you're a fan of Seth's ballads (Ballad of Love and Hate, In the Curve etc.) you will like this. There is some playfulness but they're not as obviously silly/fun as the Avett canon.
Dude must have songs coming out of his ears. Good thing for me that I don't tire of them.