Sounds of SXSW 2015 #14: Ultimate Painting

It's getting to be that time of year again, y'all. That time in March when spring is tantalizingly close, and when bands from just about every corner of the earth (and the music press who loves them) gathers in Austin for SXSW. I know some folks think it's just a big industry schmooze-fest, but I still get a thrill out of checking out the (massive) list of bands and finding someone new to fall in smit with. The bands I'm profiling this year are bands that I would definitely seek out were I going to SXSW this year. If you're going to Austin, or even if you're not, give them a listen.

What happens when a fellow from one good English band decides to play some tunes with a fellow from another good English band? In this case, Ultimate Painting happens. James from Veronica Falls and Jack from Mazes partnered up and created a heck of a sound. Their prettily meandering, lo-fi idyllic English countryside noise seen through rose-colored glasses on sun-dappled days full of the haze of nostalgia is simply and disarmingly delightful.

[posted 3.8.15]


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