Ultimate Painting
  • Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting—a new British duo featuring James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Jack Cooper of Mazes—have arrived stateside, and will be playing an in-store tonight at Permanent Records to kick off their tour. The band’s self-titled debut LP—just released on local imprint Trouble in Mind, a label that’s constantly cranking out quality records—is a loose-limbered, meandering collection of Velvet Underground-influenced pop, heavy on jangle, melody, good vibes, and fuzzy guitar shredding. For their American jaunt, Hoare and Cooper will be joined on bass by local Anthony Cozzi, who fronts new-wavey postpunk band Radar Eyes and formerly played in Cococoma, the garage-rock outfit of Trouble in Mind’s owners Bill and Lisa Roe.

Tonight’s show at Permanent is with local punks Negative Scanner (who also have a Trouble in Mind release on the way) and begins at 6 PM; it’s free and all ages. Ultimate Painting are also playing in Chicago on Sat 10/18 at Subterranean with White Fence, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and Uh Bones. Check out the impossibly dreamy and catchy “Ten Street” by Ultimate Painting below.