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)