New Orleans-based spaghetti western psychedelic indie-rock quintet Vox and the Hound was originally envisioned as a one-off performance to augment front man Leo DeJesus’s solo material for a local music festival in 2010. However, the group’s undeniable chemistry grew into a full-fledged band that, nearly four years later, still retains its original members in DeJesus on guitar and vocals, Andrew Jarman on bass and vocals, Daniel “D-Ray” Ray on keys, vocals, and trombone, Rory Callais on guitar, and Eric Rogers on drums. The band quickly recorded a batch of DeJesus’s songs for its 2011 EP Hermosa before collaborating to produce their eclectic and dense debut album Courage. Vox and the Hound has gone on to win Gambit Weekly’s Big Easy Music Awards “Best Emerging Artist 2012,” sell out House of Blues’ Parish Room for the Courage release show, and mount a Kickstarter campaign to release Courage on vinyl that doubled its initial goal. Not one to rest on its laurels, Vox and the Hound is currently writing new material in preparation of its next release while continuing to touch on “a panoply of styles, from spare, dreamy soundscapes to vivacious prog-pop and spooky Americana (Allison Fensterstock, Nola.com).