I’ve come across a little gem of an album – Different Places by Plastic Operator (homepage, myspace). If you can imagine early period Air (Premier Symptomes, Moon safari) combined with a slightly stronger beat and a little 80s synth in places then you’re getting the right direction. You can hear a couple of the tracks on their myspace.
This is the debut album by Plastic Operator – yet has been well reviewed by Uncut and album of the week for Rough Trade when it was released (14th May 2007 in Europe). If you’re really quick then you may get one of the signed copies if you purchase the album via their website (like Monster has).
“Not since The Postal Service have we heard an album that joins together electro and pop so perfectly.”
-Rough Trade Shop
You can find Plastic Operator’s bio here.