HEAR THIS: Spectrals
Meet Louis Jones, the 21-one-year-old Leeds native behind Spectrals. After touring extensively with modern jangle-pop purveyors Real Estate and Ducktails, he has just released his debut full-length on Slumberland (and on Wichita in Europe) to mostly praiseful reviews. Bad Penny is something else, too. Although rooted in American garage rock and the current wave of vintage pop revivalism (think Best Coast and White Fence), Jones puts a discernible spin on it in the shape of sophisticated, old-timey rhythm and blues undertones. Spectrals’ music is equal parts Felt and surf-rock, “Louie Louie” and “Sh-Boom.” Highly recommended listening.