Grand Plaza: Watch Quilt channel Wes Anderson in new video for ‘Roller’

 
 

The fine people of Quilt are having the best week ever. Yesterday, they unexpectedly popped up on our television screens as audience members of a taping of The Price Is Right, and while they weren’t actually called to compete for the Showcase Showdown (cue the losing horn), the Boston psych-pop band continue to be on a roll with today’s release of their new video for “Roller”.

The clip, directed by Adi Putra, shot in Venice, California, and featuring Quilt as a sort of Wes Anderson-themed nuclear family, arrives a fortnight and a day before the band releases Plaza, their third album and latest for Mexican Summer Records. The release party goes down that same night, February 26, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Speaking about the “Roller” video, singer/guitarist Anna Fox Rochinski says, tells Noisey: “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.

Rochinski also praised Putra’s “aesthetic and his appreciation for all things surreal, strange and yet deeply emotional”, and you can sense all of that in the video below. As far as the track, well, it’s already one of our favorite songs of 2016, and we’re especially digging the #tbt Liz Phair vibes we’re getting from Rochinski’s vocals.

Watch “Roller” below, and scan Quilt’s full list of upcoming tour dates to ensure you catch one of Boston’s best bands in your part of the world.

Quilt 2016 Tour Dates
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 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 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
^ Record release show