Ultimate Painting

Ultimate Painting

Pale Lights, WALL

Fri, September 18, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$12

This event is 21 and over

Ultimate Painting
Ultimate Painting
Drop City was a community formed by a small group of American artists in 1965. It was the first real commune, pre-summer of love, inspired by the happenings of Allan Kaprow, Fluxos and John Cage. The artists' most celebrated collaboration was a piece they called 'The Ultimate Painting'.

Ultimate Painting are James Hoare and Jack Cooper. They're a band.

"James and I started talking about making music whilst we were on tour with our other bands. We'd known each other to say hello to for about 4 years and saw each other other regularly at shows in London. I'd always enjoyed seeing him and chatting, but I found him to be an tricky character; he had a habit of threatening to get me and being abusive. I took it as a sign of endearment"

The seeds of the band and friendship were sewn in Europe whilst Jack's band Mazes were on tour supporting James' band Veronica Falls.

"On returning, we began figuring out where we could take the whole thing and what sort of music we'd like to make. Demos were exchanged and we hit on some synergy in the songs we were sending each other. After a fairly disastrous first attempt at recording, we reconvened and recorded what became the song 'Ultimate Painting', a vague theme song for the band… everything began to fall into place; us both singing and playing guitar, me playing drums and James playing the bass. Our ethos was; if it wasn't working, don't push it; so some sessions ended before they began… oh and the music won't be touched my anything digital till it needs to go online or something"

Initial plans to record a couple of tracks together became an EP and then a full album which will be out via Chicago's Trouble In Mind (Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, Jacco Gardner) this Autumn/Fall.

The album, 5 songs from James and 5 from Jack, is very much a product of their collective taste…obviously. That's what records usually are right? Yo La Tengo, Red Krayola, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stereolab, Townes Van Zandt, Velvet Underground… some sense of space and feel. Some haze from Santyajit Ray films John Barry and Jack Nitzsche… Taking Tiger Mountain.

"But really there's no story apart from the fact we set out to do something and we did it."
Pale Lights
Pale Lights
Pale Lights are a band from New York. Started Fall 2011, by Phil Sutton, lately of Comet Gain, Kicker, and the Projects, and Lisa Goldstein, ex-Knight School: both play in the Soft City, along with Andy Adler, of Crystal Stilts. The trio are joined by Maria Pace, on bass.

Brooke Watkins plays keyboards on the EP.

Influences: Go-Betweens, Flying Nun, Felt, classic 60s, kitchen sink, French pop.
WALL
WALL
WALL is a post-punk band based in New York City. Members include Sam York (vocals), Vince McClleland (guitar), Elizabeth Skadden (bass/vocals), and Vanessa Gomez (drums). Members' previous bands include Finally Punk, Keepsies, and Fergus&Geronimo. WALL will have their first release on Wharf Cat Records early next year.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249