I guess we'll stick with the "white" theme and offer up a couple songs from the Lawrence, Kansas band, White Whale. I only recently discovered their first album, WWI, which was released on Merge back in July.
The band's nautical references might seem to harken to the Decemberists, but the lead singer's voice puts me more in mind of Ed Harcourt. The group South also comes to mind -- sort of subtle and pretty for subtle and pretty's sake. And, on "The Admiral," there's a bit of an Arcade Fire-like vocal ramp-up toward the end.