Quilt are a band we've long admired and enjoyed, but new LP Plaza sounds like a fully formed band on the...
https://driftrecords.com/products/quilt-plaza4183835012Quilt - Plaza//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/MEX2062_large.jpg?v=1504830972//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/MEX2062_medium.jpg?v=15048309726.99GBPInStockQuiltBoxing Day SaleEverything In Stock at DriftGoogle 2018Indie & AlternativeIndie Record Shop ExclusiveMexican SummerQuiltRecords of the Year 2016SALE2016Quilt are a band we've long admired and enjoyed, but new LP Plaza sounds like a fully formed band on the top of their game.
Plaza is the third album by Quilt; a name implying a meeting place, a crossroads, a coming together. In the space of ten songs, Plaza clarifies Quilt’s musical stance of a congregation, mixing folk, pop-psych, and wanderlust into a common ground where each form takes on the characteristics of one another to create something wholly satisfying, styles and sentiments hand in hand, the purest and sharpest distillation of Quilt’s group aesthetic to date.
On Plaza, Quilt has pivoted their sound on a new foothold. The guitars shimmer, squawk, warble, swell, and tense up. The organs and synths flow in the background as mood-enhancers. The drums dig in a little deeper. We hear flutes and harps, a string quartet, grand pianos and Casios, feedback and distorted violas. Among all these sounds the group’s shared and solo vocals showcase some of the strongest lyrics and hooks the band has made to date.
Plaza showcases a tighter, more concise version of Quilt, particularly as the members have learned to encourage each other’s strengths and allow each other to confidently exist as distinct voices cooperating within a very intimate creative space; their songcraft has tightened up, their singing now crystal clear, vis á vis personal experiences of loss, frustration and isolation.
1: Passersby 2: Roller 3: Searching For 4: O’Connor's Barn 5: Eliot St. 6: Hissing My Plea 7: Something There 8: Padova 9: Your Island 10: Own Ways