Anyone can serve under a classic style, it takes real strength and individuality to make it serve you. Indiana's great roots-rock combo Houndmouth plays a familiar style, gutbucket country soul a la Dylan and The Band, but what hits you first is the voice and the stories -- which means they're doing their job right. Matt Myers and Katie Toupin unfold wry hardluck tales of life at the bottom in cracked, whiskey-soaked voices, tales of drug running, casinos and back alley hustlers, and barely scraping by. The tough, honeyed backbeat grooves and swells with their twining harmonies, the ragged-but-right guitar and Hammond sound vintage but the stories are new. Fans of classic roots rock, and of newer revival bands like the Alabama Shakes or the Black Keys, will know this is the real thing.