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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."…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
The Troubadour was completely sold-out for the stunning combination of Phosphorescent and Strand of Oaks. Phosphorescent have been gaining traction on their latest album, Muchacho. Matthew Houck…   Read Story »
Along with Djuna Wahlrab, Matthew Houck, the craggy-voiced country-rock rambler behind Phosphorescent, co-directed his own video for "Song For Zula," the stately and pretty first single from his very…   Read Story »
As Phosphorescent, the Brooklyn-based Alabama transplant Matthew Houck makes dusty-but-ebullient roots-rock that feels warm and dusty and lived-in, lighter on old-timey affectations than the stuff…   Read Story »