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Red Bull Music Academy Announces NY Fest With PC Music, Arthur Russell Tribute, FKA Twigs, & More

Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York City for the third year in a row for a month-long series of events. Highlights include FKA Twigs performances that will have "ten dancers, costumes by Alexander McQueen, and spectacular visuals"; a showcase from PC Music and SOPHIE; a two-night tribute to Arthur Russell that will… More »

By: James Rettig / March 9, 2015

Stream Phosphorescent Live At The Music Hall

Phosphorescent's new live album Live At The Music Hall was put together with performances from a four-night run of shows at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg in December 2013. It's made up of mostly tracks from Matthew Houck's latest album, Muchacho, with some of his extensive back catalog thrown in for good measure. Apparently, releasing… More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015

Virgin Forest – “Dream” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When he's not touring as the keyboardist for Phosphorescent, Scott Stapleton serves as frontman and songwriter for the Brooklyn-based band Virgin Forest, which also includes members of Deer Tick. After breaking his hand in a fight in Germany while on tour with Phosphorescent, Stapleton returned to his native Florida to convalesce, and, as these thing… More »

By: Peter Helman / January 26, 2015

Hear Phosphorescent’s “Los Angeles” From New Live At The Music Hall LP

Last December, between Christmas and New Year's Day, Phosphorescent played a four-night stand at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Those shows were recorded and culled into a 19-song, 3xLP live album called Live At The Music Hall, which Matthew Houck's band will release this February. In a press release, Houck said the project… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2014

Photos: Project Pabst 2014

It's just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company's music festival. The festival brought together Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, GZA, Speedy Ortiz, and more. It also included some local heroes such as Shabazz Palaces and Red Fang. We sent photographer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014

Red Bull Sound Select Lines Up Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile, DFA1979 For 30 Days In LA

While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like fans on the West Coast will be getting a similar treatment this fall. November will see the arrival of Red Bull Sound Select, featuring 30 days of events geared toward… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2014

Artist Portraits From Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands 2014

At this year's Outside Lands, Stereogum teamed with Toyota to present performances at the Soundwave tent. Throughout the weekend there were intimate jams, DJ sets, and Q&As from artists like Christopher Owens, Tycho, Phosphorescent, Big Freedia, Courtney Barnett, and the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne. See our photographer Wilson Lee's live photos above and check… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2014

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could be amazing. The forthcoming double-CD comp Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell pays tribute to Russell, the pioneering New York musician who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary Somerset extravaganza. Below you can watch professionally shot footage of songs from Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Haim, Metallica, MGMT, Parquet Courts, Chvrches,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2014

Phosphorescent – “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” (Bob Dylan Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

It's still early, but this is already a big day for beardy indie bands covering Bob Dylan songs. First, we heard Built To Spill's take on "Jokerman." Now, we get Matthew Houck and Phosphorescent doing their rendition of "Tomorrow Is A Long Time," a song that Dylan wrote and recorded early in hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2014

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013

Oh, what a Gummy Awards it's been! As Stereogum and Videogum's readers poll has rolled on, we've seen your picks for 2013's best albums, new bands, music videos, TV shows, movies, and viral videos. Now it's time to conclude the festivities with a rundown of the 10 best song… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2013

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013's best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we're… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013

Phosphorescent – “Ya Hey” (Vampire Weekend Cover)

While on tour in California last week, Matthew Houck stopped by California State University's KCSN with a dusky, stripped down cover of Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires Of The City track "Ya Hey." Take a listen below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 11, 2013

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo's Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer, Beach House, James Blake, Cat Power, Grimes, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rodriguez, Kvelertak, Disclosure, HAIM, Iceage, Phosphorescent, and many more. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2013

Phosphorescent – “Ride On/Right On” Video

Alabama native Matthew Houck, who records dusty, sweltering country pop under the stage name Phosphorescent, has released the music video for "Ride On/ Right On," a simple but pleasingly hypnotic track from his superb 2013 release Muchacho. The fuzzy video sees Houck traipsing around an apartment in full-on cowboy regalia: as he steps out… More »

By: Elliah Heifetz / August 7, 2013

The Walkmen, Phosphorescent, Friend Roulette, Abadabad @ McCarren Park, Brooklyn 6/15/13

At a blacktop lot in McCarren Park on Saturday, a concert plugged along and the conversation turned to befuddlement: “Is this really a free show?” What amounted to the headlining sets of the fifth annual Northside Festival was a well-executed affair. The lines moved swiftly (besides the one for free ice cream sandwiches) and the… More »

By: Colin St. John / June 17, 2013

Backtrack: Phosphorescent Pride

Recently, Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, played at New York's Bowery Ballroom in celebration of the release of his latest album Muchacho, which is by no means his first, but definitely his biggest. I'm more of a Pride guy myself. Pride came out in 2007. It's a small album. Houck owes a lot to… More »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / May 16, 2013

Photos: TV On The Radio, Phosphorescent, Here We Go Magic @ BAM, Brooklyn 4/27/13

Over the weekend, the National-curated festival Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (named after the Walt Whitman poem) took place at the borough's sprawling venue BAM. Performers included the Roots, Solange, David Lonstreth of Dirty Projectors, Parquet Courts, and many others. We sent Daniel Topete to shoot Here We Go Magic, Phosphorescent, and Saturday night's headliners TV O… More »

By: Stereogum / April 29, 2013

Watch Phosphorescent Play Fallon

Matthew Houck's synth-lined Muchacho single "Song For Zula" is a cinematic and pretty six-minute thing, built of swirling violins, a punchy little bass groove, and Phosphorescent's trusty dusty larynx. Houck went grey and grand for it with the track's lonely official video, while on Fallon it was a sizable group affair: many… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 24, 2013
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