This one came from my newest last.fm-ified friend, Midnite. Poets of the Fall play really pleasant alternative rock and are from Finland. Their single Late Goodbye appeared in Max Payne 2 as the title song. Check out Maybe Tomorrow is a Better Day from Carnival of Rust.
I was told to see them live one has to travel North, because they won’t do gigs elsewhere other than Scandinavia and Russia. Prepare your ushankas.