PREMIERE: QUILT - "Roller"

Watch a surreal new video for "Roller," the latest single from psych-pop outfit Quilt.

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Feb 11 2016, 3:00pm

Photo by Daniel Dorsa

Good music tests our perceptions of reality. That said, there's something off about the sunny optimism to "Roller," the latest single from Boston psych-pop outfit Quilt. In today's video for the track, premiering below, director Adi Putra explores the strange layers at play in the lyrics: "Honey, I'm a roller underneath the coals that hide me when it's raining."

What at first appears to be the story of a typical suburban household unfolds into anything but. We watch that same family gather round the table for a crystal ball instead of dinner. It's a weirdly fitting image, as Quilt's music is surreal and evocative in that same gentle way. The Boston-bred quartet crafts lovely sounding songs from psychedelic vibes that are present but benign. No chance of a bad trip here. If anything, it's whimsical.

Vocalist, guitarist, and writer of "Roller" Anna Fox Rochinski explained the thought behind this unique music video:

"I spent the holiday season developing a concept with Adi Putra about a strange, semi-dysfunctional family. The idea originally stemmed from our conversations about our favorite films that demonstrate a family structure that is interrupted by an outside presence and/or has some extremely strange things brewing underneath an otherwise normal surface. I play a disillusioned daughter in a traditionally structured nuclear family, who maintains a relationship with these mysterious apparitions as an escape from her family and a way to feel like she belongs somewhere. It is never made quite clear if they are a figment of her imagination or not, but either way they sure have some cool dance moves. Shane, John and Keven and I are all siblings with these identical twin kid sisters and a mom and dad. I really love Adi's aesthetic and his appreciation for all things surreal, strange and yet deeply emotional. We were all instantly drawn to his work and had a blast shooting the video in Venice, CA with Adi and his crew."

The song comes from the group's upcoming record Plaza out February 26 on Mexican Summer. Pre-order it here.

Catch them on tour.

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 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
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 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Mad Planet
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
May 10 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
May 11 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
May 12 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
May 13 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
May 14 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
May 16 - London, UK @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
May 17 - Antwerpen, BE @ Het Bos
May 18 - Paris, FR @ Batofar
May 19 - Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
May 20 - Koeln, DE @ King Georg
May 21 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
May 23 - Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar @ Vega
May 24 - Goeteborg, SE @ Pustervik
May 25 - Oslo, NO @ Internasjonalen
May 26 - Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
May 27- Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus
May 28 - Brugge, BE @ Cactus

^ Record release show