I've shown a lot of love 'round these parts to Ultimate Painting and now I'm about to start showing a lot of love to a new solo project from one of its members. Jack Cooper was not only in Ultimate Painting but he was in the earlier Mazes and now he's prepping a solo album that should be out on August 25th from Trouble in Mind Records.
The first taste of that album is called "North of Anywhere" and it's a fine, languid rumination on life that recalls both solo George Harrison as well as down-tempo Pavement to this listener. It is the sort of thing that's got me intrigued about the upcoming album now.
Sandgrown will be out on Trouble in Mind in August. Follow that site for more details on Jack Cooper in the mean-time.
[Photo: Tsouni Cooper]