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  • Formed: Athens, GA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://phosphorescentmusic.com
  • Recent Activity: 11.25.14 RT @thisisnotapopup: Phosphorescent, you slay me. Goddamn that was a great concert! 7 feet from the stage in an intimate… http://t.co/VVIkK…
  • Phosphorescent

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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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Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
12.12.14 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, Vic Australia
01.22.15 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA US

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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  • 11.25.14 RT @thisisnotapopup: Phosphorescent, you slay me. Goddamn that was a great concert! 7 feet from the stage in an intimate… http://t.co/VVIkK…
  • 11.25.14 RT @TheFix: I find Phosphorescent's cover of "Tomorrow is a Long Time" so hauntingly beautiful. http://t.co/KhEZbwtU6z
  • 11.25.14 RT @redbullLAX: Feeling nostalgic for last night. Photo recap: http://t.co/kSNvP1R2hw #30DaysInLA http://t.co/liC2r45vRs
  • 11.25.14 RT @Ey3con: @Phosphorescent - Song For Zula. This song gets me every time. So beautiful, powerful, and haunting. Great show! 👍🎤 http://t.co…
  • 11.25.14 RT @Abigail_RM: #Phosphorescent last night in #LA for #Redbull's #30DaysofMusic. beautiful stuff. @ Park Plaza Hotel http://t.co/6Fn72ha6YW
  • 11.25.14 Thankyou LA yall were fantastic. See you next time http://t.co/9wd5GTzl9P
  • 11.24.14 RT @SophiaKiapos: @Phosphorescent thank you for the music & the indescribable vibes http://t.co/Tt0Q1OMg6V
  • 11.24.14 RT @HotAsSun: @Phosphorescent you guys blew me away. can't wait for the live album.
  • 11.24.14 RT @LaurelHeenan: @Phosphorescent killed it tonight at @redbullLAX #30DaysInLA
  • 11.24.14 RT @HotAsSun: @phosphorescent sounding so damn good #parkplaza http://t.co/NhR75lDJvW
  • 11.24.14 RT @BrandiAndres: Before @phosphorescent captured my heart, this chandelier at the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel caught my… http://t.co/7cby4x…
  • 11.24.14 RT @kozukired: @Phosphorescent Thanks for the show, so good, could've listened all night.