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