I can't locate much hardcore info on the 1900's. I first discovered them on Gorilla vs. Bear and became hooked. This band is what I always thought Belle and Sebastian was going to sound like when I heard so much about them. With Belle and Sebastian I was let down. With 1900s, I am all aboard. Out of Chicago, the 1900s are a nice blend of folk-pop with melody, organ, guitars, and vocal harmonies all wrapped up for a pleasant sound. The 1900s are one of the few bands that have gotten me to buy a EP in so short a time of first hearing them.
Their EP, Plume Delivery, is out May 30th on Parasol Records. You can pre-order it here for only $7.50.
My fave: mp3 - Bring the Good Boys Home
Also: mp3 - The Patron Saint of Mediocre
***BONUS*** My Plume Delivery CD just arrived in the mail today so expect a review shortly.
***UPDATE*** I listened to the EP twice today. I still think the strongest, jumpiest and catchiest songs off the album are the mp3's above with the rest of the CD being much more mellow and laid back. Probably a good start for a up and coming band. Again, the EP Plume Delivery, can be ordered here for only $7.50.