I downloaded this album off of eMusic based on this thread, Tom. I usually listen to a lot of new music at work and it doesn't tend to make an impression but this did. I listened to it a few times this week and have liked it more with each new listen. Makes me want to go and buy the actual CD and pick up their first album while I'm at it.
BTW, to your gender question, I asked Jen if she's heard this album and she said that she's caught a couple of tracks and it's not really her thing.
Finally, some of the vocals reminded me of Conor Oberst, circa Lifted.