I became obsessed with Figurine over the summer. I heard that there was a more Gary Numan-esque project of James Tamborello, more song focused but with 100% less Ben Gibbard and 100% more David Figurine and Meredith Figurine. I heard songs like "IMpossible" and "Heartfelt" and I was hooked. The sounds were more lo-fi and the lyrics were so earnest and spot on. I loved these two tracks so much that I actually bought the real cd's (Off of half.com, but c'mon I'm Poor). Their first release Transportation + Communication = Love is a cute expedition into the world of early Depeche Mode sounds and gimmicky lyrics. Not to say it's not enjoyable, it certainly is. But their second release is more fully realized. If you're a fan of the Postal Service you can hear the nuts and bolts of the contemporary cutesy synth pop forming. Particularly in the call and response of "IMpossible" in regards to the Gibbard/Lewis joint "Nothing Better". Basically, Figurine is like a more raw Postal Service with a more deprecating lyrical style similar to Stephen Merrit of The Magnetic Fields' morose poetry but more earnest, maybe even more honest.
Figurine - IMpossible
Figurine - Way Too Good
Figurine - Heartfelt
Figurine - Let's Make Our Love Song