I finally got around to downloading my preorder digital copy of The Paper Raincoat and have been listening on repeat for . . . at least the last five hours or so.
After the first time through I'm mostly capable of having it on in the background, by which I mean that while it occasionally grabs my attention, it doesn't usually jerk me out of whatever I'm focusing on with the verge-of-tears emotional response I get from good music. I only get that response if I actually listen to it consciously or try to sing along to it.
As opposed to the first time through, where I had an apple in my hand and was kind of trying to read LJ and would spend three minutes straight just kind of not doing anything except listening and not-quite-crying. And this wasn't my first exposure to the music.
I was first exposed to The Paper Raincoat when they were opening for Vienna Teng up here last spring. Like she, they are totally awesome. I highly recommend their album. Download "Right Angles" from the link above to see if they're at all to your taste. I'll be here listening to this very solid album when you get back.