"Quilt are from Boston and they sound appropriately collegiate, like they learned all their harmonizing from the Harvard a cappella group."- The Fader
"QUILT: When kids from the 80s dreamed about people from the 60s thinking about life in the future."---
"Kind of woodsy but more colourful and tripped out on the neo-mystical vibbraaationssss."- RoseQuartz
"Three part harmonies, drunken melodies"- Impose Magazine
"Bearers of God's personal shamble-pop dripped all the way from heaven..."-Bodies of Water
"Luminous, unfiltered, haunting psych-folk that teeters among three dangerously creative minds" - Boston Phoenix
Hume is an experimental vibe band from Washington, DC. In full form Hume kicked off in 2008, the constantly metamorphosing product of guitarist/bassist/composer Britton Powell's high school philosophy class daydreams and basement-recording sessions. In these early days, Hume was hard to pin down. One minute it was a solo-project, the next it was a group of free-form improvisers, then a string quartet, and finally a full-fledged band performing expansive art-rock in a giant 12 foot octopus-shaped sculpture. One touring line-up of the group featured two drummers, two basses, and three saxophones performing a single 30-minute through composed piece that Powell wrote during a six-month trip to India. Whatever was going on, it was always interesting. Now settled into a quartet, the group is inspired in equal parts by James Brown's touring band and the art rock titans of yesteryear. After a year of cloistering themselves in a group house basement for rigorous practice sessions—the quartet has found the balance between composition and spontaneity, riding knotty prog-riffs and heavy minimalism into deep transplendent bliss-outs. Every band dreams big, but Hume dreams bigger.
I am Andrew C, and I write and record these songs. I then dress them up with several other sounds. ..I have only ever played one show. With some friends on the night I graduated from college. We covered "Tugboat" by Galaxie 500 and "Amen" by Spacemen 3, and I was feeling a little ill, for I had a cold. Regardless, ribaldry and mirth were the orders of the evening and much fun was had by all.
I will probably play some shows at some point, but I do not know if I would like to now that I am older. It was very easy in high school, when friends hosted rock and roll shows. Then, one could get by on chops or charm alone. Now people demand both. And also, back then, if nobody showed—hey, no big deal... Now if I play any show it will probably be at some bar, where many people will lose much money. We might all go home having spent too much on drinks, having had a very sad evening... I struggle with the dual imperatives of promoting my music and respecting myself