Ultimate Painting / Ryley Walker + Bill MacKay
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
ULTIMATE PAINTING, the duo of Jack Cooper and James Hoare, is back for the first time since releasing their new album, Dusk, out last September via Trouble In Mind. Recorded to tape by James in his East London flat and home studio, Dusk is the third album from the London-based duo, a ten song set that expands the group’s sound from their self-titled debut and their critically acclaimed sophomore effort, Green Lanes. Today, the band shares the first single, “Bills,” a track which dives head-first into a crystalline pool of jangle.
ULTIMATE PAINTING is lucky enough to be comprised of two singular voices in Jack Cooper and James Hoare, who met when on tour together with their other bands MAZES and VERONICA FALLS. The pair’s distinctive songwriting styles began to blur with Green Lanes, but on Dusk it’s hard to tell where Cooper ends and Hoare begins. Their tunes weave in and out of each other like the duo’s respective six-strings, spiraling around each other in a laconic dance.