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Indie pop outfit Wild Moccasins weave shimmering guitar with bright co-ed vocal harmonies to create a reinvigorated take on jangle pop wise beyond the band’s years. Emerging on the Houston, Texas music scene in 2007, the group earned positive press for their first two EPs, and after releasing their first full-length, Skin Collision Past, in 2010, Wild Moccasins were signed to New West Records. Their cool guitar-based pop was well documented on 2014’s 88 92, while 2018’s Look Together found them embracing a more polished, keyboard-dominated sound.
Singer/guitarists Cody Swann and Zahira Gutierrez started playing acoustic guitar and singing together for fun in 2007, but as they shared their songs with friends, it grew into a full-fledged band with the addition of guitarist Andrew Lee, bassist Nicholas Cody, and drummer Justin Martinez that fall. A year later, they debuted with the self-released EP Diamonds for Constellations, turning heads along the way thanks to their energetic live shows. Another self-released EP, Microscopic Metronomes, followed in 2009 on the heels of their South by Southwest debut, and won the band Best EP honors in the Houston Press Music Awards.
Skin Collision Past, the band’s first full-length release, arrived the following year for Team Science. The rest of 2010 saw many changes for Wild Moccasins, as drummer Martinez left, John Baldwin stepped in, the departure of Andrew Lee made them a four-piece, and the band was signed to the New West label after its president caught them in concert. New West reissued Skin Collision Past in spring 2011 as a deluxe edition, bundling the LP with Microscopic Metronomes. Their New West follow-up album, 88 92, was released in January of 2014. By the time Wild Moccasins completed their third full-length album, 2018’s keyboard-driven Look Together, John Baldwin had left the group and Avery Davis took over on drums and percussion, and added keyboards to their recording sessions.
Source: All Music
1604 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203(Neighborhood: 8th Avenue / Melrose)
Parking is available in front of The Basement (behind Grimey’s) and in the gravel strip next to dumpsters off of Alloway St. Legal street parking is also available on the surrounding streets. Please do not park in the fenced in gravel lot behind Grimey’s Too as it will be locked at 8pm.