Stereogum and GVB are already all over this guy, but nowhere in the musicblogging manual does it state that I can't add my voice to the choir. So here goes:
David Vandervelde. The kid definitely has some chops. The word is that he recorded almost every note of these songs by himself, with the same equipment that yielded Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. The sound? Well, it's always better to just hear for yourself and the links above have some tunes, as does his myspace page ("Nothin' No" is my favorite). But if you held a gun to my head and asked me to describe it I'd say it sounds like what some of the greats had in mind when they recorded some of the great songs that just don't sound quite fleshed out enough when set side by side with modern recordings. It's throwback, done modern. It's REALLY COOL.
His record, The Moonstation House Band is out Jan 23rd.