Indian Jewelry – “Walking On The Water”

We dug Invasive Exotics, Houston crew Indian Jewelry’s 2006 long player, but the feedback feels warmer, the structures more assured, expansive, unhinged and less Doors-y/VU-derived on Free Gold!. In fact, even if you didn’t like their older work, you might find your groove within this excellent platter of murk. For example, take a listen to standout “Walking On The Water,” which debuts in this week’s Drop. We asked guitarist/vocalist Tex Kerschen three questions about the lovely, fuzz-drenched hymn.

Can you discuss the narrative here?
Idea behind the song came from a series of fevers I had when I was nineteen. Then also in the near apocalyptic tropical storm Allison that flooded Houston in 2001. I took some license with the chronology however.

Walking on water’s tough to do. What’s even harder?
Keeping all the shit from sticking.

Keep on thinking “Jesus & Mary Chain” … Inspiration for this one?
Never heard of them. Our music comes from the people’s party.

Free Gold! is out 5/20 on We Are Free.