I don't remember where I picked up the Elvis Perkins bug from; it was somewhere recent, almost certainly a music blog ... but I'm terribly sorry, I can't remember the name of the lovely soul who made the recommendation - shine on whoever you are!
What a recommendation it was. Aside from the unbelievable Billy Bragg & Wilco, Mermaid Avenue box-set, Elvis P has had almost exclusive rights over my ears. Over and over and over, until the songs are as ingrained as stains on a kitchen table. Tip-top stuff.