Just discovered Rosie Thomas. Wonderful folk-indie songwriter. And what freinds she's got. Her latest album "These Freinds of Mine" is a collaboration between her and Sufjan Stevens and Damian Jurado. These three guys made some beautiful balads and duets with harmonies that levels Brian Wilson and CSN&Y!!!
Stream the great album here. I recommend to start with "Say Hello" with Sufjan. Or try this great song which, like several other songs on the record, has New York as scene.