Music Review: “Saturday Bride” by Quilt

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“Saturday Bride”

From Quilt’s Held in Splendor

MEXICAN SUMMER

Liner notes: “What are we running after?” asks this intoxicating epic, which consists of a lush wave of guitars, soaring male and female voices, and lighter-than-air beats.

Behind the music: Quilt, a trio formed at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, recorded Held in Splendor over an entire month of 10-hour, six-days-a-week sessions—and yet it somehow manages to feel spontaneous.

Check it out if you like: Mind-stretching luminaries, from the Byrds to R.E.M. to Melody’s Echo Chamber.

This review originally appeared in our January/February issue of Mother Jones.

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