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Watch Quilt’s Free-Spirited ‘Tie Up the Tides’ Video

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Quilt first took shape while co-founders Anna Fox Rochinski and Shane Butler were students at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts. “Our early days were really funny,” Rochinski told SPIN recently. “We knew how to play music, but we were goofy, weird art-school people in a band.” That art-school pedigree shines through in the psych-folkies’ latest music video, an abstract visual for “Tie Up the Tides,” the latest single from Quilt’s recently released Held in Splendor LP. 

Directed and edited by Edward Greenberg and Ian Perlman, the clip sidesteps any kind of traditional narrative, and instead hangs together as a distillation of the trio’s shaggy, hippie-friendly aesthetic. “There is no me and there is no you,” Rochinski sings, rainbow colors and feathers swirling over her, Butler, and drummer John Andrews. As shots dissolve in and out of one another, one gets the sensation that she’s right: The band members — like all of us, really — are just different pieces of the same whole.

Watch the video above, find tour dates below, and read SPIN’s recent profile, Quilt Aren’t Afraid to Go Chasing Waterfalls.

Quilt tour dates:

February 11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
February 12 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
February 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
February 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite
February 16 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
February 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live
February 20 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
February 21 – Dallas, TX @ City Tavern
February 22 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
February 24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
February 25 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
February 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
February 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show)
March 1 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
March 2 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
March 3 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake