If Dntel or even The Postal Service were born with the absence of a Y-chromosome, then they might end up sounding something like the German bandLali Puna.
Thanks to people like Mr. Tamborello, the electonica/guitar/charming vocal mix has been catching on rapidly within the past year or so. Bands like Stars, Her Space Holiday, and Hanalei are thriving with a mixture of synthesized beats and real instruments. Lali Puna has been making music since late 1998, releasing a slew of EPs and has three LPs out, to date. They were touring like crazy the past year or so and are taking a break, with talks of another LP on the way. There music is great for a rainy day or sulking, but worth the listen.