At the end of the semester when autumn turns to winter, my music tastes shift from electronic beats to the softer sound of guitars. That’s why Quilt’s self-titled album is perfect for this time of year. Based in Massachusetts, these just-out-of-college kids make warm psychedelic folk that reminds me of orange leaves falling from the trees.
Upon first listen, it may be easy for some people to dismiss Quilt; the trio wears their inspiration from the psychedelic 60s on their sleeves. However, as much as their sound imitates that of bands like Jefferson Airplane, it still sounds fresh. Where they excel is in the vocal harmonies. The two-to-three-part counterpoint is magical over the driving drumbeats and guitar licks.
Quilt’s debut LP is out now on Mexican Summer. Stream the tracks “Cowboys In The Void” and “Penobska Oakwalk” below, and tune in to KZUU to hear more!