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  • 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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Date Venue Location Tickets
07.10.14 Lille Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
07.12.14 Hyde Park London, London UK
07.14.14 Live At The Marquee Cork, C Ireland
07.16.14 Festival Big Top Galway, G Ireland
07.17.14 Henham Park Beccles, Sfk UK
07.17.14 The Workman's Club Dublin, D Ireland
07.18.14 Iveagh Gardens Dublin, D Ireland
07.19.14 The Classic Grand Glasgow, Glg UK
07.19.14 Iveagh Gardens Dublin, D Ireland
08.01.14 Grant Park Chicago, IL 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 »

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  • 07.09.14 Day off, Copenhagen http://t.co/FWaJ4d61oE
  • 07.09.14 RT @kaptengrogg: @Phosphorescent thnx for an extraordinary performance last nite in Stockholm. One of the sweatiest and most soulfilled gig…
  • 07.08.14 RT @MansOlson: @Phosphorescent Wow. Can't find the words. That was easily one of the best shows I've ever been to. Bravo.
  • 07.08.14 RT @KrisJelbring: There're sweaty gigs and then there's @Phosphorescent at @debasersthlm. Wow, that was absolutely AMAZING!
  • 07.07.14 RT @lylafoy: Tonight, Gothenburg - Pustervik with @Phosphorescent. Doors at 7pm SOLD OUT!
  • 07.07.14 RT @shitterverse: @Phosphorescent absolutely cracking show in Oslo - loved every minute.
  • 07.07.14 RT @romavolta: @Phosphorescent @ KB Malmø, Sweden. Some intense and mighty excellent music. Wow and wow! And thank you.
  • 07.05.14 RT @JesseVerleije: Great show @vooruit @Phosphorescent . Surprisingly loud. Incredibly beautiful. Absolute mustsee. http://t.co/wjHL1L1aMJ
  • 06.27.14 Just posted a photo http://t.co/l3Fmk6AT3f
  • 06.27.14 Bialystok, POLAND. Backstage. Readying to rockskjy http://t.co/NzeAh99xdD
  • 06.27.14 RT @scallyg: make @Phosphorescent out of paper http://t.co/56V1iJPczG
  • 06.21.14 RT @potterhead95: @phosphorescent I'm so glad that you're not even slightly popular bc I get to experience your amazing shit just by myself…