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  • Formed: Athens, GA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://phosphorescentmusic.com
  • Recent Activity: 05.28.16 RT @scott_portugal: @dayofthedead @Phosphorescent Standing On The Moon. Yeah motherf'er. Hell yeah.
  • Phosphorescent

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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.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
07.15.16 Louisville Waterfront Park Louisville, KY US
07.15.16 Louisville Waterfront Park Louisville, KY US
07.22.16 Burls Creek Park Oro-Medonte, ON Canada

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 »


  • 05.28.16 RT @scott_portugal: @dayofthedead @Phosphorescent Standing On The Moon. Yeah motherf'er. Hell yeah.
  • 05.27.16 That's yr all 'round gooddude @robertellis_ on lead guitar there. Glad he happened to be in town on recording day https://t.co/sf5lNmh9GH
  • 05.27.16 Recorded @bobdylan's "I Want You" for @MOJOmagazine's Blonde on Blonde celebration. Stream here: https://t.co/sf5lNmh9GH Happy Birthday Bob!
  • 05.24.16 RT @covermesongs: Stream new #BobDylan covers by @Phosphorescent, @marissanadler, @SteveGunnMusic, @ryleywalker, & Jim O'Rourke https://t.c…
  • 05.20.16 Phosphorescent's cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘I Want You’ is available now on MOJO's Blonde on Blonde Revisited Limited... https://t.co/30nYeN8etr
  • 05.19.16 RT @RecCollMag: From the new issue, out now - we review @The_National's Grateful Dead tribute for @RedHotOrg https://t.co/umZyfUcUum https:…
  • 05.19.16 RT @DeadOceans: .@930Club got the scoop on the art for @Phosphorescent's 'Muchacho' >>> https://t.co/FXwDfKrUSr https://t.co/OCbPnyHGf9
  • 05.13.16 Ain't stretched these legs in too long! Stoked to break it in tonight at Terminal West w our buds Strand of Oaks... https://t.co/2StwnsAwWT
  • 05.13.16 Ain't stretched these legs in too long! Stoked to break it in tonight a @terminalwest w our buds… https://t.co/LqCahuQKCi
  • 05.13.16 RT @cl_atlantamusic: 15 shows to hit up this weekend: https://t.co/LOXysIuqqe See @beachslang @Phosphorescent @femignomeband + more #ATLmus…
  • 05.13.16 Living room workout https://t.co/wka3IKKreI
  • 05.11.16 .@cnn cuts voted winner's speech to the American people to spout their tired, obvious agenda. Chasing that @FoxNews gold standard it seems..