Phosphorescent Covers Nick Cave

By brandon / May 13, 2008

We enjoyed it mightily when Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, added his “Little Boxes” to the Weeds canon. He also does something worth the while with Nick Cave’s “Right Now I’m A-Roaming.” Houck’s hushed rendition removes the swagger of the original, but he manages to infuse it with enough hoarse, on-the-road grit to save it from becoming just another saccharine folk tune. You can take a listen at MySpace (via PTW), and please note that this accompanying photo is Houck a-roaming at Stonehenge last month. (Speaking of the Ancients, Cave is still roaming, looking hella intense during that fateful “Night Of The Lotus Eaters.”)