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Watch: Quilt - “Padova” Video

Plaza Out Now via Mexican Summer

May 26, 2016 Quilt
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Quilt released their new album, Plaza, back in February via Mexican Summer. Now the band has shared a video for “Padova.” Quilt’s Shane Butler wrote the song about the passing of his mother. Christopher Good directed the video.

Butler had this to say about the song in a press release: “This song was written shortly after my mother passed away. It was written in Padova, Italy on a night where we were scheduled to perform there in the courtyard of a beautiful villa-like building on the outskirts of the city. There were old ceramic walls, chandeliers, Italian vines, and horses on the periphery of the property; it was idyllic to say the least. During this period of time, after my mother had passed, I would talk to her every day. Whether it was in imagination or in spirit doesn’t really matter; my experience was the same. That night in Padova my mother and I talked for a long time as I took a walk around the property. I then happened to come across an old busted up guitar in a giant wooden room with a chandelier in it, I tuned it to something that would work, and this song came out.

“The experience of my mother’s death has not only been of grief, as our culture often solely represents death being. But, in my experience, death has taken on infinite voices. There are voices of beauty, melancholy, humor, rejuvenation, and freedom located in this experience. When talking with Christopher Good about making this video we talked about making a representation of this experience that involved some of these other aspects of death. Christopher has an incredible eye and mind to make abstract narratives, which is what we decided to go with for this video. This scene is only a detail on the vast canvas of representing life’s transition. As there is no finality to this experience, no static way to understand it, we chose to use abstraction, movement, color, and the elements to play with the ideas at hand.

“Whether you believe in ‘soul’ business or not I’d like to leave with this quote of Kahlil Gibran’s that I read shortly after my mother passed. I think it is very beautiful and maybe provides a moment to reflect on another possible voice of death:

“Death is an ending to the son of
The earth, but to the soul it is
The start, the triumph of life.”

Check it out below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates. The album is the follow-up to 2014’s Held in Splendor.

Quilt Tour Dates:

Thu. May 26 - Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
Fri. May 27- Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus
Sat. May 28 - Brugge, BE @ Cactus
Sun. June 5 - Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam

Sat. June 18 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

Thu. June 23 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Widowspeak

Fri. June 24 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Widowspeak

Sat. June 25 - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace w/ Widowspeak

Sun. June 26 - Portland, ME @ Blue

Fri. July 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

Sat. July 23 - Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop

Tue. July 26 - Akron, OH @ Musica

Wed. July 27 - Rochester, NY @ Lovin’ Cup

Thu. July 28 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Fri. July 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at the Fillmore
Sat. July 30 - York, PA @ Parliament Summer Arts Market
Thu. Sept. 8 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival


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