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  • Formed: Athens, GA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://phosphorescentmusic.com
  • Recent Activity: 09.24.16 Drive w me. Scowl w me. I put my hand on yr knee. And say, "To your left you will see. Some more of our enemies" #shortdrive
  • Phosphorescent

  • Phosphorescent


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Athens, Georgia resident Matthew Houck is the sole member of Phosphorescent. Houck's career began in 2000 when he released the Hipolit album under the name Fillup Shack. A tour of England and Spain followed, and while the European press drew comparisons to Bob Dylan and Will Oldham, the London Evening Standard declared him "the most significant American in his field since Kurt Cobain." Houck's first release as Phosphorescent, entitled A Hundred Times or More, appeared in 2003 on the Warm label. The 2004 EP The Weight of Flight was his last release for the label, as the 2005 full-length Aw Come Aw Wry landed on Misra. Two years later the release of Pride began a relationship with the Dead Oceans imprint. To Willie, Phosphorescent's tribute to Willie Nelson, arrived in early 2009, followed by the all-new Here's to Taking It Easy in 2010. In 2013, after extensive international touring, Houck released his sixth album, Muchacho, returning somewhat to the more experimental textures of Pride.

eMusic Features


Interview: Phosphorescent

By Jayson Greene, Senior Editor

On 2010's Here's To Taking It Easy, Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, seemed to have left behind the hippie commune behind him. Armed with the crack country/rock/soul ensemble he'd assembled for his Willie Nelson tribute record To Willie, he crafted a hard-livin', hard-drinkin' country-rock record, a valentine to Gram Parsons, the Stones and more. Maybe this backwoods weirdo had looked in the cracked mirror, combed his beard and made up his mind to pursue his fortunes… more »


  • 09.24.16 Drive w me. Scowl w me. I put my hand on yr knee. And say, "To your left you will see. Some more of our enemies" #shortdrive
  • 09.22.16 RT @DeadOceans: Oldie, always and forever a goodie. @Phosphorescent x @kexp :: https://t.co/LRjAUU9fj9
  • 09.22.16 RT @mariahwester: Also, if you haven't seen my cover of "Wolves" by @Phosphorescent, go do that. Please? Cherry on top? Or bottom? https://…
  • 09.08.16 Phosphorescent (Solo) will be playing Huichica East on Oct 1st. Tickets here: https://t.co/Gnzxr6PueZ https://t.co/Tg1vHk3INq
  • 09.08.16 Passin the bar https://t.co/7beofIPBKa
  • 09.03.16 RT @rich_ncle: Possibly my favourite @EOTR set of all my visits here #EOTR16 @Phosphorescent :) https://t.co/nh27jmSFY0
  • 09.03.16 RT @digthedream: You have a treat in store, @moseleyfolk, @Phosphorescent's on excellent form https://t.co/eznQmNwtgp
  • 08.04.16 Phosphorescent will be playing a solo show at Huichica East on Sept 30-Oct 1. Tickets + more info here:... https://t.co/JH2JlPLgpB
  • 08.04.16 I can't imagine it in better terms. Than naked, half awake. About to shave and go to work. I won't decorate my love.
  • 08.04.16 It's true that I stole yr lighter. An it's also true that I lost the map
  • 08.04.16 I get away. Almost every day. With what the girls call. What the girls call. What the girls call. The girls call murder.
  • 08.04.16 When they do the double dutch. That's them dancing.