first and foremost, this is one of my favorite albums of all time. perhaps even my top 20, maybe 15. this album just sounds so warm. perfect for driving home on chilly nights, right before you fall asleep, or when you're trying to concentrate on something else, but feel like you need some other noise in the room with you. they're an indie band from austin, texas, formed in 1995. what i think is really cool about them is that they prefer recording analog, instead of digitally. you can totally tell. they have a sound that cannot be matched by anyone else. this album came out in 2001. some of my personal favorites off of this album include the title track, "know by heart", as well as "aaron and maria", and "the postman". this album rules. just check this out if you like music at all, i suppose.