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Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Duo Alternative Pop


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"Poor Cletus EP Review"

Specters are another Bellingham band that I’ve seen grow into a more defined sound of their own. Poor Cletus, their latest EP, is largely influenced by 90’s garage rock but still maintains the sleepy-eyed, youthful energy that makes Bellingham such an incredible place for new bands. - Cameron Deuel, MindsOnMusic

"Poor Cletus EP Review"

The Washington-based lo-fi alt rock duo hit the mark and achieve what they were hoping to accomplish on their debut EP, Poor Cletus. Their lyrics and smooth guitar riffs have so much Weezer-esque power and soul. - Marcel's Music Journal




Specters began as a solo project of Anacortes songwriter Stephen Steen.

While pursuing a degree at WWU in Bellingham, WA., Steen carved out a lasting niche in Bellingham's small and dynamic alt rock community by belting out sincere, jagged, bouncy pop rock anthems alongside drummer Sterling Laws, also of Anacortes. The two-piece became well-known for their frank demeanor and brazen energy onstage, and Steen's performance style was immediately likened to those of Andy Partridge (XTC), David Byrne (Talking Heads), and Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, The Jicks).

With Laws now pursuing a performance degree in Los Angeles, Specters continues with Alaska-native Noah Magen (The Palisades), known regionally for the nimble and thumpy punk beats that helped bring The Palisades to the forefront of Puget Sound's DIY garage rock scene. After relocating to Seattle in 2013, the two continue to write and perform throughout the Puget Sound.

Specters' first full-length LP, "American Fantasy Jesus," is due out on Fin Records in summer 2014.

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