Houston Music

Wild Moccasins: Zahira Gutierrez's Top 10 New Wave Songs

Have you seen the Wild Moccasins? Rocks Off is starting to get a little worried.

Just kidding. Houston's favorite indie-pop quintet has been strangely scarce recently, working their day jobs and getting ready to head out for a month of dates with Michigan don't-call-them-emo crew Saturday Looks Good to Me. They've even got a treat for fans at their tour kickoff Saturday at Fitz with LIMB: "Gag Reflections," a limited-edition 7" that is the first new music the group has released since 2009 debut LP Skin Collision Past.

It's true. If it seems like it can't have possibly been three years since the band has had a record out, that's because New West Records re-released Collision last summer. After the Saturday tour and their appearance at Free Press Summer Fest, keyboardist and singer Zahira Gutierrez says the Moccasins want to spend as much time writing and hope to start their next album in the fall. ("Reflections" will be on it, says Moccasins manager Aaron Danger.)

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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