Quilt is an appropriate name for the Massachusetts threesome who've been stitching together exhilarating guitar and vocal harmonies into warm, expansive, dizzyingly textural songs that sit on the border between indie pop and psych-folk since they met at Boston's School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Sometimes they sound like vintage Jefferson Airplane, as Anna Fox Rochinski's delicate, crooned mantras get buried beneath distorted guitar wailing; sometimes like Mazzy Star as reinterpreted by Animal Collective, as Rochinski's and Shane Butler's guitars intertwine in impossible, compelling knots over John Andrews' thudding drums. But whatever Quilt sound like they sound like Quilt: rhythmic, smart, and hypnotic, endlessly complex and fascinating. You'd be wise to catch them at the Iron Horse on Monday, April 9th at 8:30pm - they'll be getting ready to share the stage with everyone from the Black Lips to Olivia Tremor Control at Austin Psych Fest on April 18th. Check out their video for their self-titled 2011 record's lead single and first track "Young Gold" below. -Genevieve Oliver
Tickets for QUILT at the Iron Horse in Northampton at 8:30 on Monday, April 9th (the day after Easter) are available online HERE, at NBO, 76 Main Street in Northampton, or at 413-586-8686.