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

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