The self titled LP from the band Quilt came across my radar sometime around the date when it was released near the end of 2011. It was a warm slab of mellow haze, with the fuzz not weighing down the breezy melodies and catchy tunes. Like Tame Impala, they create a product that is a easy to digest version of hazing acid pop, with Quilt being even more easy going. Looking back, Quilt is such a amicable record that it is easy to see why it got lost in the haze (har har). Like the nice guy who finishes last, Quilt isn’t going to puke in the backseat of your car, but it finds it true value in a long term investment. The 10 songs, from the noodling licks of “Cowboys in the Void” to gear shifting “Milo,” are tracks that can easily drift into your periphery yet can stand a deep listening. There is a rootsy, classic rock vibe that seems omnipresent in the crack songwriting that pulsates underneath the gentle layer of fuzz. Don’t be like me and miss the great material on this record. Listen below and see the group tonight with Young Magic at the 400 bar.
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