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One-man band Louis Jones, hailing from Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, recorded slightly skewed, reverb-heavy amalgamations of '60s doo wop, Brill Building pop, and bashful garage rock -- often with dazed surf guitar accents -- as Spectrals. The 7" single "Leave Me Be" was released in 2009 on Captured Tracks. Early the following year, he issued split singles with Fair Ohs (on Tough Love) and Mazes (on Love Is Disgusting), both of which featured two of his songs. Later in the year, Jones linked with Slumberland, who issued "7th Date," a colored 7" single, in June. Though he recorded almost everything by himself, with help from his younger brother on drums, he put together a live band and put in a considerable amount of time on the road, including a tour with Girls. Jones' first album, Bad Penny, was released in late 2011 on Slumberland in the U.S. and Wichita in the U.K. The album featured his brother on drums again and was helmed by veteran U.K. producer Richard Formby. Jones' second album under the Spectrals' name included drumming from his stalwart brother, but also added a few new collaborators and production by ex-Girls member Chet "JR" White. Sob Story was released by Slumberland in early summer of 2013. ~ Andy Kellman
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  1.   Song
  2.   A Heartbeat Behind
  3.   Something to Cry About
  4.   Milky Way
  5.   Blue Whatever
  6.   Friend Zone
  7.   If I Think About the Magic Will It Go Away?
  8.   Luck Is There to Be Pushed
  9.   Karaoke
  10.   Don't Mind
  11.   Leave Me Be
  12.   7th Date
  13.   You Don't Have to Tell Me
  14.   Many Happy Returns
  15.   You Can't Live on Love Alone
  16.   Big Baby
  17.   Lockjaw
  18.   Confetti
  19.   Brain Freeze
  20.   In a Bad Way
  21.   Doing Time
  22.   Let Me Cave In
  23.   Get a Grip
  24.   Gentle
  25.   Keep Your Magic Out of My House
  26.   Sob Story
  27.   Suit Yourself
  28.   Limousine
  29.   Bonus Jam
  30.   Chip a Tooth (Spoil a Smile)
  31.   Dip Your Toe In
  32.   I Ran With Love But I Couldn't Keep Up
  33.   Peppermint
  34.   Put Your Crystal Ball Away

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