This sounds like a fun genre, would like to get into it.
According to Jeff Tweedy, so that's as good a place as any to start.
I' say Wilco is a much better place to start.
so go and listen to some numbers stations and then go chat about Cold War espionage with your local publican over some ale
lcd soundsystem (ooooh, dancey!)
this vid is the peak of the genre
(Although they get a free pass for Sultans of Swing).