Since taking shape circa 2007 as a duo hinged on the talents of Swann and vocalist Zahira Gutierrez (more personnel would be recruited from shows and house parties in Houston), Wild Moccasins have swiftly gone on to make good on their architect's sense of big ambition. The group’s 2010 debut full-length, Skin Collision Past (re-released in 2011 by the well-credentialed New West Records), fixates on tender and cooing blasts of Pop with flowing undercurrents of dourness.
If you really want your upbeat Indie Pop songs to offer enough room for you to quietly contemplate deep-seated regret and confusion, too, this five-piece have your fix ready to go. The latest addition to the total Wild Moccasins oeuvre is a video clip/single for the half-cheery, half-miserable “Gag Reflections.” The Moccasins’ second album is due in late summer on New West.
Wild Moccasins perform with of Montreal 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Madison Theater in Covington. Tickets are $12. madisontheateronline.com.