SHOW REVIEW: Quilt’s Record Release @ Babys All Right [Brooklyn, NY]
Quilt just released their third LP, Plaza, on Mexican Summer, and to celebrate they played a record release show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right. The night began with an opening set from Cut Worm before Lionlimb took the stage.
Lionlimb, who’s releasing their first record tomorrow titled Shoo, was wonderful. With the addition of a saxophone player, their brand of slacker-indie is vibrant, and when paired with the singer/guitarists catchy hooks, it’s a really great sound. Check out their track “Turnstile” below, and if you dig it be sure to listen and pick up Shoo.
Quilt took the stage and wasted no time getting into the killer new tracks off Plaza. The first notes of “Passersby” filled the room as the sold-out crowd began to finally loosen up, a task that would be catalyzed by joints passed around. “Hissing My Plea” followed, dosing the crowd with a nostalgic vibe that is reminiscent of Jefferson Airplane. While the band could easily pass as a California act, they hail from the northeast, and also boasted plenty of Lou Reed vibes for the Brooklyn faithful.
At one time, in between songs, singer Anna Fox Rochinski pointed out that their keyboardist was playing her first show with the band. (I forget her name.) She’s joining the band on tour, adding a layer of richness to the psych-folk-meets-indie-rock sound. Also, for the first time on this tour, are projection visuals. There seemed to be some technical difficulty with those at the show last night, leading Rochinski to joke about ‘following the band on Instagram if you want to see the visuals.’ The beginner hiccups, accompanied by a couple other blunders from the band, showcased that they still have a bit to go before playing at the level of their musical forefathers like Grateful Dead or Jefferson Airplane.
The sound is on point, though, and everyone in attendance loved it. If they could tighten it up just a bit, and then jam it out a little bit more, they’d be one of the better live bands amongst their peers. By the end, the floor had cleared out a little bit, leaving plenty of room for the more-festive portion of the crowd to dance the night away. Overall, the band clocked about an hour and fifteen minutes of playing, and touched on each of their releases while focussing mostly on the great, new material.
Check out Quilt’s tour dates below, and stream Plaza here.
Mar 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s Mar 5 – Washington, DC @ DC9 Mar 6 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Mar 7 – Nashville, TN @ The East Room 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