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  • Phosphorescent

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Biography All Music GuideWikipedia

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.



Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
08.01.14 Grant Park Chicago, IL US
08.01.14 Grant Park Chicago, IL US
08.02.14 Grant Park Chicago, IL US
08.06.14 The Independent San Francisco, CA US
08.08.14 Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA US

eMusic Features


Interview: Phosphorescent

By Jayson Greene, Managing 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 »

Video from YouTube

  • thumbnail from Phosphorescent - My Dove, My Lamb (Live on KEXP) Phosphorescent - My Dove, My Lamb (Live on KEXP)
  • thumbnail from Phosphorescent performing "Ride On / Right On" Live on KCRW Phosphorescent performing "Ride On / Right On" Live on KCRW
  • thumbnail from Phosphorescent - I Don't Care If There's Cursing Phosphorescent - I Don't Care If There's Cursing
  • thumbnail from Phosphorescent - Los Angeles Phosphorescent - Los Angeles


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  • 07.21.14 Phos on a boat. Thanks for a good run europe! http://t.co/XobaQW1HVq
  • 07.20.14 RT @pitchforkmedia: Sufjan, Robyn, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Phosphorescent, Cults, Devendra, Scissor Sisters on Arthur Russell tribute http:…
  • 07.20.14 RT @young_son: @Phosphorescent What a gig tonight in Glasgow been waiting ages to see you live and wasn't disappointed!! Thanx
  • 07.20.14 RT @JordyCF: Unbelieveable show tonight @Phosphorescent at @classicgrand simply superb http://t.co/O0uuOdOF8R
  • 07.19.14 RT @DPMN11: Any week you see @The_National and @Phosphorescent 3 times is a great week. Thanks for amazing shows! #NTNLDUBLIN http://t.co/C…
  • 07.18.14 RT @spooneman: .@Phosphorescent just played one of the gigs of the year in @WorkmansDublin. Read all about it on @GoldenPlec soon.
  • 07.18.14 RT @Helenafascinato: Killed it tonight @Phosphorescent. Hearts were broken no doubt. #rough&rowdy http://t.co/hL8b9AUebc
  • 07.17.14 RT @DiarmaidOF: Thank you @Phosphorescent and @The_National for an amazing performance at the @GalwayIntArts last night! Incredible night :…
  • 07.17.14 RT @Bonnaroo: #BrownBagLunch at noon EST feat @JakeBugg @Phosphorescent @_warpaint & more from the 2014 Hay Bale Sessions #RooRadio http://…
  • 07.16.14 RT @GildedALM: so @Gugai tells us STAGE TIMES @GalwayIntArts tonight: 8.25pm @Phosphorescent 9.40pm @The_National GET DOWN EARLY +tag #NT…