Listen: Ultimate Painting’s new song “Winter In Your Heart”


Ultimate Painting is the indie pop project of Veronica Falls’ James Hoare and Mazes’ Jack Cooper. Meeting on tour with their respective bands, the duo decided to record music under the moniker “The Ultimate Painting”, a 1966 piece from a southern Colorado artists’ commune Drop City. On October 28th, Trouble in Mind Records will release their self-titled debut album.

“Winter In Your Heart” is the first taste of the forthcoming LP. While a press release bills the record as the “rural romanticism of Ray Davies crossed with the cosmopolitan chic of early-Seventies NYC,” the single feels more in line with the chill, indie pop arrangements of bands like Pinback or a less jam-minded Real Estate. Buoyed by swirling ’90s-inspired guitars and detached vocals, the song moves along at a very relaxed pace. Despite its slow tempo, the track’s crisp harmonies and wistful atmospherics keep it afloat. Listen in below (via Noisey).

Ultimate Painting Tracklist:
01. Ultimate Painting
02. Can’t You See
03. Talking Central Park Blues
04. Riverside
05. Ten Street
06. Rolling in the Deep End
07. Three Piers
08. Jane
09. She’s A Boom
10. Winter in Your Heart