Wild Moccasins to Open Of Montreal's Spring U.S. Tour

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Houston's Wild Moccasins have been hand-picked by Of Montreal to be the main support act on their Athens-based friends' three-week spring U.S. theater tour, New West Records announced Thursday.

The two indie-pop bands have developed a similar sound -- drawing on elements of psychedelic '60s pop and '80s New Wave, with some folk and R&B accents -- and a genuine comradeship over the past few years. The Moccasins have opened Of Montreal's past several Houston shows, as well as the hometown release of the Athens band's most recent album, Paralytic Stalks, last year.