As half of the creative duo Ultimate Painting, Jack Cooper was responsible for some tightly-crafted songs that were equally at home as comparisons to late-60s Kinks or at times the thuggish savagery of prime Spacemen 3. The band abruptly imploded just as their fourth and still-unreleased record Up was to be released, and he's got new endeavor alive in its place. Modern Nature came to town on a very stacked pop/psych bill, with Cooper bringing along co-founder Will Young from Beak> on keyboards, Woods' drummer Aaron Neveu, and saxophone player Jeff Tobias adding some very interesting texture to the mix.
FOTOBOM: ULTIMATE PAINTING, EZTV, DOUG TUTTLE @ MIDDLE EAST, 04DEC16
It’s rare for a side project to vault to the top of the priority list, but in Ultimate Painting’s case, it’s hard to argue against it. As far as emphasis on priority, it’s not entirely true; co-leader Jack Cooper continues to release work with Mazes, but Veronica Falls has ...