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

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