Quilt Premieres “Roller,” A Warm Pysch Song About Looking For Peace

New album Plaza drops next month on Mexican Summer.

January 12, 2016

Quilt spends a lot of time on the road. It's a fact you could probably guess when listening to their wandering psych-rock, which has sounded 100% tailor-made for getting lost on purpose since they were just art school kids from Boston. Some cool news: they've got a new full-length on the way. It's called Plaza, it's out February 26 on Mexican Summer, and it finds the trio-turned-quartet sounding more technically sophisticated than ever. Album cut "Roller," premiering below, has a playful momentum that's aided by smart guitar work, gorgeous vocals, and some wonky auxiliary sound effects. But as the band points out, the track's narrative is not very sunny.

"I wrote it at my cottage in upstate N.Y., where I live alone," singer and guitarist Anna Fox Rochinski told The FADER in an email. "[It was] during the winter of 2015, which was long and snowy and often fell below zero degrees. Feeling stuck, frustrated with a partner or any kind of relationship, or just other people in general. Being a “roller” to me is a sensation that lies somewhere between claiming strength for yourself and hiding to protect yourself from the human bullshit of the world. Ultimately, it's a rumination on seeking peace through isolation."

Quilt tour dates:

Feb 26 - Boston, MA @ Museum of Fine Arts
Mar 2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Mar 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Mar 5 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Mar 6 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Mar 8 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Mar 12 - Marfa, TX @ Marfa Myths
Mar 19 - San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
Mar 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Mar 23 - San Fransisco, CA @ The Independent
Mar 25 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Mar 26 - Seattle, WA @ The Sunset
Mar 27 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
Mar 29 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Mar 31 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb
Apr 1 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Apr 2 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Apr 5 - Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
Apr 6 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
Apr 7 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Apr 8 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
Apr 9 - Montreal, QC @ Divian Orange

Quilt Premieres “Roller,” A Warm Pysch Song About Looking For Peace