Lately I've been listening to the Play Radio Play EP. Yay for pop music.
I'm guessing that the mainstream popularity of bands like The Postal Service enabled PRP to get a record deal. It's a pattern in the music business: a band breaks big, and similar-sounding groups get deals. Sometimes it's good, because bands like Keane get exposure after Radiohead develops an audience. Other times not so good: Van Halen sells millions of records and then we get Warrant.
Unrelated: found this video of Cheap Trick when I was digging up the Warrant. So good.