I try to describe this record to my friends as the interbreeding of the minimalism of the White Stripes with the silky darkness of Poe's album Haunted, with a good bit of cabaret thrown in. From the opening middle-finger-to-the-ex crescendo that is "Good Day" that is immediately followed by a strange little jump-rope ditty, you know you're in for a dark treat. One of the most interesting albums I've bought in recent memory.
My personal favorite on the album, hidden among goth-tinged melodramas of self-mutilation, wind-up boyfriends, and the perils of gravity, is track 10, the Jeep Song. It's a strange little indie rock ode to an ex's 96 Jeep Cherokee - a favorite, since red Honda Civics like one of my exes drove are enough to make me cringe a bit.
I can't recommend this CD enough. Go out and buy it, it's probably getting pretty wide distribution by this time.