I first heard of Elf Power while reading 33 1/3's In the Aeroplane Over The Sea (an in-depth look at Neutral Milk Hotel's classic album). They came from the same Athens, Georgia clique and even run the label Orange Twin (which put out a NMH EP and Jeff Mangum's Field Recordings).
Their sound is in the same genre as NMH as well. A kind of indie-folk-pop with bits of distortion and that general Athens underground "feel" with their supernatural imagery. It's the kind of music that is made while sitting around with friends having fun, not the kind created by producers and executive to bring the buck. This should be put on while driving to the beach, having a picnic and living up your summer days.
Give their 8-song streaming concert from May 2006 over at Fabchannel.com a listen. The sound is excellent and track 8 is my favorite.
Listening elf power music and sitting against fireplaces is a great source of amusement. It’s a hobby of so many people to listen to songs in the warm environment of the bedroom with electric fireplace on. Music fans usually do arrange fireplace mantels around their living rooms.