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For their second album, the Boston-based trio Quilt headed to Brooklyn and for a solid month worked with producer Jarvis Taveniere of The Woods in the recording studio located just under their record label’s offices. It was the first time the group had the luxury to stretch out and focus on what they wanted from their psychedelic folk-pop sound, and Held in Splendor plays like a well-thought out exploration (as opposed to a jarring mix of tracks, like on their impressive self-titled debut). Rough edges still guide the sound, however. “Mary Mountain” floats away with a spacy vibe that never surrenders to a hi-tech gloss. Putting Anna Fox Rochinski’s vocals at the start of “Tie Up the Tides” grabs your attention for an album highlight. Tracks such as “The Hollow” (with its obscured acoustic setting), “A Mirror” and “Just Dust” (with Pebbles-like psychedelia), and “The World Is Flat” (with its mix of surf instrumental guitar tones and moody, blended background tones) create the feel that each song is just a small part of the greater piece.

Customer Reviews

Blissfully held in splendor

The album expresses a deeper conviction and dedication to music that has seems to be lacking from most folk rock music, this album is a breath of fresh air. From the ground-breaking harmonies to the togetherness of the musicians this album sets a great tone, keeps your head high in the music and is an incredible way to start off the new year. A must buy for anyone interested in listening to great music.

Beautiful Journey

This album is amazing. Buy it. Just buy it.

Very Groovy Record

I heard the samples, i fell in love, i bought the album, i fell in love again. It's great and everytime i play it around people they love it too.


Formed: Boston, MA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The brainchild of Shane Butler and Anna Fox Rochinski, who formed the band while studying at Boston's School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Quilt craft psychedelic pop that evokes '60s idealism without feeling too indebted to it. Butler was raised in a spiritual community that expressed itself with musical chanting, while Rochinski's flair for vocal harmonies came from her time in classical choirs. With founding drummer Taylor McVay, Quilt issued several cassettes' worth of material before working with...
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