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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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Date Venue Location Tickets
11.20.14 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY US
11.23.14 The Legendary Park Plaza Los Angeles, CA US
12.12.14 Corner Hotel Melbourne, Vic Australia

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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  • 10.25.14 Australia! Phosphorescent is coming for you. They have 2 solo shows in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Sydney,... http://t.co/I5MwcfyrRs
  • 10.23.14 RT @aquadrunkard: Phosphorescent :: You Can Make Me Feel Bad (Arthur Russell) http://t.co/LbVv3W5Uni http://t.co/ED3DtIg1Nm
  • 10.20.14 Australia! Did you see that Ali Barter and Magic Hands are joining Phosphorescent for their solo dates in Sydney... http://t.co/ER8vllWytJ
  • 10.17.14 RT @AmDuffin: That Phosphorescent cover of Arthur Russell's You Can Make Me Feel Bad is UNREAL http://t.co/ErvPVIdQvU
  • 10.13.14 RT @coslive: Stream the new Arthur Russell tribute album, featuring Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, @Hot_Chip, @Phosphorescent, and more: http://t.c…
  • 10.09.14 Sometimes I wonder what I'm a-gonna do. But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues.
  • 10.08.14 Upstate seshin http://t.co/jXKsNGqHgq
  • 10.07.14 Im miss american dream since I was 17. Dont matter if I step on the scene or slip away to the Philippenes. #youwantapieceofme
  • 10.05.14 RT @DonKelly: Saw @Phosphorescent last night & they were fantastic. Really tight band, played some old ones & stuff from Muchacho. Such a g…
  • 10.05.14 NOLA http://t.co/VlwivV1IaY
  • 09.30.14 Thank you everybody jn Austin and the fine folks at Cboys. What a damn delight that was
  • 09.30.14 RT @poppressintl: Amazing, two hour set from @Phosphorescent at @CBoysHeartSoul last night. Article and photos by @bryanseeparker here: htt…