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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.


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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 »

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  • 01.28.15 Re-gram from deadoceans. So excited for this thing to drop! http://t.co/DydiX5XprE
  • 01.27.15 Sundance! Phosphorescent is playing a special solo performance at the Pitchfork Chalet tomorrow, Jan 28th. Free... http://t.co/00TAUrWyJn
  • 01.26.15 Utah! Phosphorescent will be performing an intimate solo performance at the Pitchfork Chalet on Jan 28th at this... http://t.co/5oGG1UOrBB
  • 01.26.15 Phosphorescent to Play Untapped Festival in Austin, TX! http://t.co/iIUZZCH7Ff
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  • 01.23.15 RT @DeadOceans: .@Phosphorescent plays a solo set @pitchfork's Chalet party during @sundancefest next wk RSVP http://t.co/dklo13LteP http:…
  • 01.23.15 Stagehand @ Great American Music Hall. See you tonight SF! http://t.co/rgsVGAqF0U
  • 01.23.15 BNA - SFO http://t.co/0ieu3EMuOP
  • 01.22.15 RT @GAMH: See you tonight for our sold out @Phosphorescent show! Top 8 live shows this week: Patti Smith, The Coup, Wale & more http://t.co…
  • 01.17.15 RT @marydacey: How did I space on the fact that @Phosphorescent is releasing a live album next month? How? http://t.co/5TCpynlIHa http://t.…
  • 01.12.15 RT @NoCountryNash: Stream a track from @Phosphorescent's upcoming live album, and mark your calendar to see him 1/29 at @Exit_In! http://t.…