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Ultimate Painting streaming debut LP, are here for CMJ, including three shows today (updated dates)

by Bill Pearis

Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting, the band from Veronica Falls’ James Hoare and Jack Cooper of Mazes, are here in NYC for CMJ and they’ve got a lot of shows while here. The band’s eponymous debut album is out next week (10/28) on Trouble in Mind and is a great listen for a rainy day like we’ve got today in NYC: minimal guitar pop in the VU tradition that’s mellow but not boring, and just sounds right. (That both Haore and Cooper are great songwriters helps a lot.) You can stream the whole thing (via Hype Machine) below.

One of our 20 Out-of-Town Bands to see at CMJ, you can catch Ultimate Painting a three times today: first at Baby’s All Right’s free “daycare” party today at 1:10 PM, then the free Kanine Records day party at Pianos (upstairs, 4:20 PM), and then at Knitting Factory at 7:30 PM with Reigning Sound, White Fence and more (tickets).

The best place to catch Ultimate Painting, though, might be at one of the two Trouble in Mind shows this week: Cake Shop on Wednesday night (10/23) and a free Rough Trade party on Saturday afternoon (10/25). Both shows feature fellow TiM bands Estrogen Highs, The Paperhead, Doug Tuttle, and Negative Scanner. For record nerds those shows will also feature a big Trouble in Mind merch table stocked with the label’s catalog, t-shirts, and limited edition vinyl (like Ultimate Painting’s album on orange wax).

All Ultimate Painting dates (CMJ and otherwise) are listed, along with the album stream, below…

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Ultimate Painting – 2014 Tour Dates
Tue. Oct. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (Baby’s daycare party)
Tue. Oct. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (Panache CMJ Showcase)
Tue. Oct. 22 – New York, NY @ Pianos (Kanine CMJ Showcase)
Wed. Oct. 23 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Trouble In Mind CMJ Showcase)
Sat. Oct. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Trouble In Mind CMJ Showcase)
Sat. Oct. 25 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Panache CMJ Showcase)
Wed. Oct. 29 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East (in-store)
Sat. Nov. 1 – London, UK @ Total Refreshment Centre (release show)

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