Houston synth-pop trio Wild Moccasins are destined to wow you. The group, recently off a trip to SXSW, recently released their first record in four years, Look Together. The album was made in the aftermath of a breakup between singer Zahira Gutierrez and guitarist Cody Swann. Instead of breaking up the band, they crafted a powerful aural attack that demands your attention, easily seen in songs like “Boyish Wave,” one of the highlights of the night.
Gutierrez is a powerhouse of a lead singer, showcasing her impressive vocal range and ferocious stage presence as Swann and drummer Avery Davis set the stage for Gutierrez to leave everything she had on the DC9 stage. Between songs like “Boyish Wave” and “Doe-Eyed Dancer,” another crowd favorite that night, Wild Moccasins are proof that traversing rough waters can bring about stronger bonds and even stronger music.
Look Together is out now through New West Music.
Opening for Wild Moccasins were DC-area group Company Calls, whose latest release Diabólica is available now through Bandcamp.