Soon after meeting on tour, Jack Cooper (Mazes) and James Hoare (Veronica Falls, The Proper Ornaments) had planted the seeds for their new project, Ultimate Painting. Named for a now-lost piece (called The Ultimate Painting) created at 60s art commune Drop City, the duo recorded entirely analog, producing an album Brooklyn Vegan describes as having "a clean, gentle vibe, showcasing the pair's ear for melody and understanding of the understated (think VU, The Bats, Jonathan Richman)."
Coverage on music blogs
Want to be the first to know about next week's premiere? Sign up!
Records Recently Premiered on Hype Machine
All albums are selected by our team. All are featured free of charge and generously hosted by SoundCloud. You can see the complete list of our premieres here.
Hype Machine has been introducing the world to new music since 2005. We track music blogs and present what they discuss for easy discovery on the iPhone and the web. These album premieres are our effort to highlight new releases we enjoy.