credit: Max Fields
There is undeniable chemistry behind the infectious rhythms and pulsating beats of Houston peripatetic pop troupe Wild Moccasins. With a combustion of frenetic sounds that expand like an exploding star, the eclectic quartet sweats it out both on stage and on their upcoming album, Look Together.
Made up by vocalist Zahira Gutierrez, Cody Swann on guitar, Nicholas Cody on bass, and Avery Davis on drums, the band is a unified machine. Each musician provides support, both in the studio and onstage, forging the multifaceted aural landscapes that have made them one of Houston’s biggest indie bands since forming in 2007.
Their shows are famous for their theatricality, from Gutierrez’s otherworldly fashion, which she handcrafts for her and her bandmates, to the confetti blasts and balloon drops that make every performance into a party. While their music is rapturous and energized, their lyrics are often more dark and melancholy. The result: lush and layered sonic tapestries awash in crisp guitars, subtle synths, and tightly wound rhythms, woven together with introspective lyrics that evoke a powerful emotional response.
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