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Performer: Quilt
Title: Held In Splendor
Country: US
Released: 2014
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Folk Rock
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 442
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On Quilt’s sophomore release, Held In Splendor, band members Shane Butler, Anna Fox Rochinski, and John Andrews grow more expansive in their instrumentation, blowing out their simple psych-folk ditties into strings-laden multi-part suites that build toward thrilling, guitar-heavy climaxes. It’s a clear progression that nevertheless manages to keep Quilt tucked firmly in the milieu of paisley-colored retro pop-rock.

Quilt (2) ‎– Held In Splendor. Label: Mexican Summer ‎– MEX149. Country: US. Released: Jan 2014. Digital download included. Matrix, Runout: (A side): MEX-149-1 A 5-88670. Matrix, Runout: (B side): MEX-149-1 B 5-88671 salt.

Held in Splendor is the second studio album by American psychedelic indie rock band Quilt on January 28, 2014 on Mexican Summer. By the start of 2013, the band had developed plans to begin recording a follow-up. Anna Fox Rochinski explained that while there was a strong collaborative aspect to their music for this album they brought in 'finished' songs as well

Quilt - 'Held In Splendor'. Boston's Quilt checked into a Brooklyn studio to combine hipster flavour with dreamy psychedelia, and have come up with a record that brings a crisp newnes. Quilt – ‘Held In Splendor’. Quilt - 'Held In Splendor'. So there’s a lot of Love here – and Zombies and Buffalo Springfield too – but ‘Held In Splendor’ also joins Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’ and even Connan Mockasin’s ‘Caramel’ at a strange place where psych-rock sounds pioneering and fresh. This is all helped by the virtuosity of tracks like ‘Mary Mountain’, where surf guitar meets motorik trance, and ‘A Mirror’, with its thrash-along fuzziness. Yet Quilt really shine when Anna Fox Rochinski, Shane Butler and John Andrews harmonise impeccably over the spooky melodies of ‘Saturday Bride’ and ‘Secondary Swan’.

Genre: Psychedelic Rock. Their tracks are good, but they stay in the same place for the entirety of the song. Had they gotten out of their comfort zone just a little bit, Held In Splendor could have been one of the best psychedelic albums of the year.

The second album by Quilt, Held in Splendor, is all of these things and a whole lot of other strange juxtapositions. Compared to Iggy Azalea on the radio, this feels like the sorbet that pop music truly needs now: a cleansing of the pallet that feels fresh and ready for the next course. The tracks, 13 in 44 minutes, flow into one another, and titles alone magnificent: "Arctic Shark", "Eye of the Pearl", "Secondary Swan", etc. If the album is dying as an art form, then this may very well be its last glorious gasp, because taken as a whole, it is magnificent

The Boston psych-folk trio's music is redolent of those things – this is an album that defies you to believe it was made in a Brooklyn studio.

Release date: 17 February 2014. It turns out spending 60 hours in a basement recording your second LP can be a pretty good use of one’s time. Held In Splendor’s strength comes from the addition of some new instruments (with the help from some friends), which imbue tracks with a soft warmth and glow, and otherwise uplift the 60/70s psych genre they inhabit. Piano, violins and cellos appear on I Sleep in Nature and Mary Mountain which blow out any simple attitudes held against the psych-rock genre out of the water. The 13 tracks on Held in Splendor are stitched together seamlessly, despite their patchwork like qualities.


A1 Arctic Shark
A2 Saturday Bride
A3 Eye Of The Pearl
A4 Mary Mountain
A5 Tie Up The Tides
A6 The Hollow
B1 A Mirror
B2 Just Dust
B3 The World Is Flat
B4 Tired & Buttered
B5 Secondary Swan
B6 Talking Trains
B7 I Sleep In Nature

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kemado Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Kemado Records, Inc.


  • Written-By – Quilt


All songs written by Quilt (ASCAP) © ℗ 2014 Kemado Records Inc., D/B/A Mexican Summer

1st catolog number as printed on inlay card.
2nd catolog number as printed on cassette.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MEX149 Quilt Held In Splendor ‎(LP, Album, Ltd) Mexican Summer MEX149 US 2014
none Quilt Held In Splendor ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Mexican Summer none UK Unknown
MEX149 Quilt Held In Splendor ‎(CD, Album) Mexican Summer MEX149 US 2014

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