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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.   Big Baby
  3.   Let Me Cave In
  4.   Luck Is There to Be Pushed
  5.   Doing Time
  6.   If I Think About the Magic Will It Go Away?
  7.   Many Happy Returns
  8.   Milky Way
  9.   Brain Freeze
  10.   Blue Whatever
  11.   Limousine
  12.   Gentle
  13.   Lockjaw
  14.   Get a Grip
  15.   Friend Zone
  16.   Leave Me Be
  17.   Keep Your Magic Out of My House
  18.   Confetti
  19.   You Can't Live on Love Alone
  20.   Sob Story
  21.   7th Date
  22.   Something to Cry About
  23.   You Don't Have to Tell Me
  24.   Don't Mind
  25.   Suit Yourself
  26.   A Heartbeat Behind
  27.   In a Bad Way
  28.   Karaoke

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