They've had a better streak of luck lately, and just got done playing at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.
I think their sound is a little bit Old 97's with some Guster-ish instrumentation thrown in for good measure.
Morning Edition did a great story on the band today. Click here to listen to the guys talk about bikes, Oregon, song writing, and how they're just fine without drugs, groupies, or tour buses. Also, check out their sweet blog here.
(Photo courtesy andycarvin)