At the start of the year we handed out our first Required Listen of 2012 tag to the New Albany, IN folk/Appalachian band Houndmouth. It didn't take long for the group to follow up their glorious track "Penitentiary" with two new songs. On "Houston Train", Katie Toupin takes over lead vocal duties and guides a very southern sound that is complimented by an electric guitar that occasionally shakes up the calm track. "Krampus" is a simplicity at its best with the band singing the same sentence over and over, letting the emotion and talent build until it explodes with full force. Hopefully Houndmouth will have their debut LP ready soon, until then we have three great tracks to keep us full until then.