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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 songs of 2013 as voted by you. More »

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 revealing… More »

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 Mars… More »

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Photos: Phosphorescent, Strand Of Oaks @ Troubadour, West Hollywood 4/5/13

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.
Andrew Youssef | April 8, 2013 - 10:42 am

Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula” Video

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…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Stream Phosphorescent Muchaco

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…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2013 - 4:39 pm

Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”

In a few months, Phosphorescent, the project run by the Brooklyn-based Alabama-transplant songwriter Matthew Houck, will follow up 2010's Here's To Taking It Easy with…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2012 - 11:45 am

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral…
Amrit Singh | September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Phosphorescent – “It’s Hard To Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama)” Video

Natalie Johns of Dig For Fire TV shot a bunch of Phosphorescent shows, practices, and etc., and edited them together for Here's To Taking It
brandon | August 4, 2010 - 11:42 am

Phosphorescent – “Mermaid Parade” (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s Hard To Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama)," the first single from Here's To Taking It Easy, rolled forward on good vibes and a…
jessica | April 27, 2010 - 10:00 am

Phosphorescent – “It’s Hard To Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama)”

Matthew Houck spent the three years since the quiet triumph of his Pride LP processing others' works and often distributing the results -- see his…
Amrit Singh | March 1, 2010 - 11:33 am

Phosphorescent Covers Willie Nelson

Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, loves doing covers. In fact, you could argue the guy's addicted to them. Our last few posts on MH have dealt…
brandon | January 9, 2009 - 4:02 pm

Phosphorescent Covers The Righteous Brothers

Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, is not afraid to tackle someone else's song. We've seen him do a version of Nick Cave's "Right Now I'm A-Roaming"…
brandon | June 4, 2008 - 3:47 pm

Phosphorescent Covers Nick Cave

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…
brandon | May 13, 2008 - 5:32 pm

Mama There’s “Wolves” In Black Cabs

Been a good six months or so, but we’re still loving Phosphorescent’s last one. Matthew’s at his best when he’s doing “Wolves,” and he’s at…
Amrit Singh | May 1, 2008 - 5:09 pm

New Phosphorescent Video – “A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise”

You probably remember when we lost our shit over Phosphorescent's major breakthrough Pride last year. We were a little disappointed to find the album's first…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2008 - 3:50 pm

SXSW: Thursday Featured Showcases

Dinner time in Austin, time to munch tacos and figure the night sched. As the picture suggests, tonight's the night for Jens Lekman fans: y'all…
Amrit Singh | March 9, 2008 - 11:54 pm

SXSW: Wednesday Party Picks

No more pussyfooting -- it's SXSW time. The day parties are starting like now. Since those of you that are Austin bound will spend your…
Amrit Singh | March 9, 2008 - 1:58 pm

New Phosphorescent Video – “At Death, A Proclamation”

Pride was a favorite of 2007, as our patented gushing attested to last year. Months later, Matthew Houck presents this, the album's first video, filmed…
Amrit Singh | January 28, 2008 - 1:21 pm

The ‘Gum Drop Giveaway #9

As y’all know, each week Showtime’s pot-selling-mom series Weeds’ theme song gets a different spin, by everyone from the Shins and Elvis Costello to Devendra…
Stereogum | October 24, 2007 - 1:22 pm

Phosphorescent – “Little Boxes”

As we cover rather closely, each week Showtime’s pot-selling-mom series Weeds’ theme song gets a different spin, by everyone from Regina Spektor and Jenny Lewis…
Stereogum | October 23, 2007 - 1:02 pm

New Phosphorescent – “Wolves”

Been digging on some great pre-release albums of late (Santogold, Celebration), but none have owned our non-promo/casual listening time like Brooklyn by way of Georgia…
Stereogum | October 4, 2007 - 12:35 pm