I've always been a fan of Kurt Wagner's brand of quirky indie-country... his recent collaboration Cortney Tidwell (knows as KORT) has seen steady rotation on my playlists since it's late 2010 release.
Mr. M is a fine piece of work, featuring lush soundscapes and entrancing string parts throughout. This one is destined for my Best of 2012 list. Listen to the album HERE. Thanks, NPR