Ultimate Painting stream new LP ‘Green Lanes’

Ultimate Painting aka Jack Cooper and James Hoare are streaming their forthcoming LP 'Green Lanes'

The new album, Green Lanes, from Ultimate Painting, aka Jack Cooper and James Hoare, arrives August 7th release on Trouble In Mind. Recorded by James on one-inch tape, Green Lanes perfects the template they created with the first LP – five songs from each songwriter and with various shades of collaboration in between.

Make no mistake, this is a guitar record and it’s refreshing to hear two guitars so confused as to which one is leading, each leaving space and taking turns to rise to the surface and provide the hook. It feels like every little thing has been pored over and at the same time it seems completely on the fly, never contrived.

Jack’s lead guitar on “Kodiak,” a Grateful Dead-ish hook that circles around James’ languid groove, is the perfect example. The second track. Lead single “Break The Chain,” too… a slice of very English pop music that got perfected at some point between Pink Floyd’s Meddle and Blur’s Modern Life Is Rubbish.

Second single “(I’ve Got The) Sanctioned Blues,” written by Jack, skips and bobs through their native East London, the protagonist a victim of David Cameron’s government and their draconian sanctions and benefit cuts. “Into The Ocean” and its clouded nostalgia lyrically echoes the sonics of the record. It pines for simpler times, rose tinted and dusky.

ULTIMATE PAINTING TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):

Wed. Aug. 5 – Southsea, UK @ Pie & Vinyl (In-store)
Fri. Aug. 7 – Oxford, UK @ Truck Records (In-store)
Fri. Aug. 14 – London, UK @ Power Lunches
Sat. Aug. 15 – London, UK @ Power Lunches
Sun. Aug. 23 – Brecon, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. Sept. 5 – Lancaster, UK @ The Library
Sat. Sept. 6 – Wiltshire, UK @ End Of The Road Festival
Thu. Sept. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Sept. 12 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Sun. Sept. 13 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
Tue. Sept. 15 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
Fri. Sept. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Sat. Sept. 19 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs)
Sun. Sept. 20 – Bearsville, NY @ Bearsville Theatre (w/ Mikal Cronin)
Mon. Sept. 21 – Washington, DC @ Cosmic Ping Pong
Tue. Sept. 22 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Wed. Sept. 23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Sat. Sept. 26 – Memphis, TN @ Gonerfest
Sun. Sept. 27 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
Mon. Sept. 28 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Wed. Sept. 30 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Thu. Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
Sat. Oct. 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Sun. Oct. 4 – Eureka, CA @ Sirens Song Tavern
Mon. Oct. 5 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Tue. Oct. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
Sat. Oct. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
Sat. Oct. 24 – Oviedo, ES @ Lata de Zinc
Tue. Oct. 27 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Sol
Wed. Nov. 4 – Sheffield, UK @ Bungalow & Bears
Thu. Nov. 5 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Fri. Nov. 6 – Glasgow, UK @ Old Hairdressers
Sat. Nov. 7 – Leeds, UK @ Beacons Metro Festival
Sun. Nov. 8 – Cardiff, UK @ SWN Festival
Tue. Nov. 10 – Brighton, UK @ The Hop
Thu. Nov. 12 – Bristol, UK @ Start The Bus
Fri. Nov. 13 – Brussels, BE @ Madame Moustache
Sat. Nov. 14 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Tue. Nov. 17 – Leipzig, DE @ Ilses Erika
Wed. Nov. 18 – Berlin, DE @ Acud
Thu. Nov. 19 – Hamburg, DE @ Wildmax
Sun. Nov. 22 – Eindhoven, NL @ Alstadt
Mon. Nov. 23 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11