Not sure if this is exactly the same as them but these are good, I am sure you know about John Mayer and Howie Day.
Ben Kweller, Death Cab for Cutie, Cursive, Lisa Loeb (her acoustic stuff is amazing), One True Thing (hard to find unless you have the CD), Zoli Band (the singer from Ignite)
Old School stuff
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers...he is the guy who sang in somethign about mary. He is an amazing song writer, you will either love it or hate it.
The Smiths...legendary, Morrissey was in the band
Conformity, I'll never swallow. The world today full of pain and sorrow. Apathy, I'll never follow.
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