Sob Story is at its best when Jones delivers brisk, bright rock with endearing hooks, offset by his distinct, indelible croon. Spectrals' charming, straightforward 2011 debut Bad Penny was largely a family affair: Louis Jones wrote, sang, and played almost every instrument on the album, and brother Will provided the drums. The Jones brothers still make up the core of Spectrals, but new record Sob Story features a much more prominent name behind the boards: . White, the bassist/producer who formerly made up one half of Girls.
The heavens opened I got wet You didn’t have room for me yet I could love you further than anyone else Touch wood no one catches up. Another sob story Do you expect any less from me? I thought the Virgin Mary spoke to me She was just well lit And I’d had about just the right amount to drink. There’s not enough room for another lady in my life Although I’m glad they tried They dressed her really nice. Another sob story Why do I let it get on top of me?
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After releasing an album in 2011, Bad Penny, on which he played most of the instruments, Spectrals frontman Louis Jones changes things up a bit on the follow-up, 2013's Sob Story. The Richard Formby-produced debut fell just short of success thanks to some overly clean production and songs that weren't quite there in the hooks department.
Well, after an understated guitar intro, a buzzsaw starts up and 'Let Me Cave In' comes sliding in. At once it is obvious that Sob Story oozes a new confidence not heard on Bad Penny or his earlier releases. The songs sparkle: they are catchier, poppier, more direct than ever before.
This ought to be the album that launches Spectrals out of the expanses of the insider underground. And if it doesn’t, it’s still one of the best records of 2013. 80. It’s clear from even the most half-hearted listen that Spectrals have found their niche space on Sob Story.
Produced with Chet JR White, bassist and one-time producer for Girls, the LP features single A Heartbeat Behind, which SPIN’s Chris Martins described last month as cooly spit-shined with rollicking guitar riffs and snapping drums. The full-length’s other 11 tracks trade in similarly lean hooks, nimbly navigating from lo-fi slacker anthems to sweetly smoldering torch songs. Our mantra while recording was always, ‘Make it exciting and cut the.
Spectrals – ‘Sob Story’. In some kind of glorious alternate universe, Ben Howard works at Shoeworld and an ‘Olly Murs’ is slang for a particularly regrettable sex act. In this universe, Louis Jones – aka Spectrals – is Britain’s premier male soloist and, trust us, it is a far, far better world indeed. Spectrals' Louis Jones has had quite the trip of late. From growing up in the small town of Heckmondwhite, near Leeds, to recording his second album, Sob St. bowlegsmusic.