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  • Formed: Athens, GA
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://phosphorescentmusic.com
  • Recent Activity: 09.30.14 Thank you everybody jn Austin and the fine folks at Cboys. What a damn delight that was
  • 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.


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Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
10.02.14 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA US
10.03.14 Duling Hall Jackson, MS 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 »

Video from YouTube

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  • 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…
  • 09.30.14 Pre-game. C-boys. Austin Texas. http://t.co/TkrJErQadW
  • 09.29.14 Oxford Mississippi I am truly bummed to announce that due to things beyond our control we have to cancel the show... http://t.co/YEcFAcwdcs
  • 09.29.14 Austin, TX! Reminder that Phosphorescent is playing a special show TONIGHT at C-Boy's Heart & Soul. Tickets are... http://t.co/NWGTN0zipG
  • 09.28.14 RT @DonovanFarley: Nobody follows the killer. Festival's over. @phosphorescent #projectpabst @ Project Pabst 2014 http://t.co/5aHb5f2TeM
  • 09.27.14 RT @politicalburo: @phosphorescent is a stupidly pretentious band of (a) youngster(s) with zero social conscience or sense of musical histo…
  • 09.27.14 RT @politicalburo: @phosphorescent is a posterchild for the typically whiny, mewling, narcissistic, pointless, drivel that most millennial …
  • 09.25.14 Austin, TX! Phosphorescent will be playing a special show at C-Boy's on September 29. Tickets are ONLY available... http://t.co/gJbAgZragu
  • 09.23.14 Phosphorescent wants you to spread the word on how easy it is to REGISTER TO VOTE. http://t.co/YoLsYAtts5 with @HeadCountOrg #CelebrateNVRD
  • 09.22.14 RT @heavensjail: nice review of Ace Called Zero at Pittsburgh In Tune: http://t.co/aGfWO1I88k
  • 09.20.14 NASHVILLE http://t.co/i9MhHyRpNl