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Phosphorescent performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
July 27, 2013 Raised in Alabama and based in Brooklyn, Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck makes moody, searching, pretty music. Watch Phosphorescent perform "Ride On/Right On" at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
May 8, 2013 Singer Matthew Houck shares intimate, country-tinged songs from his band's latest album, Muchacho.
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Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck performs "Song for Zula" at WFUV in New York City.
April 27, 2013 Don't let their stoic demeanor and sunglasses fool you: Matthew Houck and his band know how to wring every ounce of emotion out of their music. Watch Phosphorescent perform one of its best songs.
March 27, 2013 The new video for Phosphorescent's "Song For Zula" wraps metaphorical chains around a story of heartbreak.
Phosphorescent's new album, Muchacho, comes out March 19.
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March 3, 2013 Even when it aims for celestial bliss, Phosphorescent remains rooted in dusty, personal, earthbound concerns, thanks in large part to the winningly roughed-up, beautifully human voice at its core.
September 1, 2011 Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck specializes in a sort of free-wheeling weariness, with songs and characters that work extremely hard at taking it easy.
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Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) gave David Dye's favorite World Cafe performance of 2010.
December 3, 2010 WXPN's World Cafe presented more than 200 studio sessions this year. For his year-end list, host David Dye combed through the tape and selected his five favorite songs from the many performances. Listen to the best of the best, and even download them for good measure.
Matthew Houck, otherwise known as Phosphorescent, performs live on World Cafe.
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August 26, 2010 Brooklyn songwriter Matthew Houck writes music perfect for the back porch. His new album, Here's to Taking It Easy, takes the outlaw vibe of Willie Nelson, dials back the twang just a bit, and finds the sweet spot between country and rock.
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May 17, 2010 Matthew Houck has been called the pilot light for the Brooklyn-based band Phosphorescent, an indie-folk and rock outfit whose music has been described as "celestial country." He is currently touring to promote his sixth album, the little-bit-of-everything Here's to Taking It Easy.
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