Wednesday, December 15 2010
2010 was a splendid year for Americana releases; then again, that’s something you can say about any year given the sprawling range of sub-genres under Americana's vast umbrella, a point reinforced again by this year’s Top Ten.
Tuesday, June 29 2010
Phosphorescent’s Matt Houck talks about his kicking country band, a brush with big time country at Farm Aid and the psychedelic weirdness that lurks just below the surface of his songs.
Tuesday, December 8 2009
We got it all in 2009. The stuff right here -- this is singing, this is songwriting. It lives, it breathes, and it bites. Hard.
Wednesday, June 3 2009
Even in railing against the influence of another, the musician must admit that influence and its inescapability. Like Br’er Rabbit and the tar baby, every blow struck just brings the two closer together.
Thursday, February 19 2015
A sprawling, hits-heavy live album reminiscent of classic rock’s golden era, Phosphorescent’s Live at the Music Hall serves as a near-perfect introduction to this exceptional band.
Sunday, March 17 2013
Matthew Houck's latest album is about the ways in which we find ourselves after feeling loss. Musically, it's full of exciting exploration, though lyrically Muchacho sometimes confuses the personal with the insular.
Monday, May 10 2010
Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent incorporates the full band sound of his 2009 Willie Nelson tribute album into his first all-original full length album since 2007 and creates the best album of his career.
Sunday, February 1 2009
Throughout To Willie, you find out Houck not only loves Nelson's music, but he has studied it. On every song he sifts through the track to get at the emotions closest to the bone.
Tuesday, January 1 2008
The pretty, mysterious and spiritual sides of Phosphorescent have been multiplied by a thousand.
Monday, January 6 2014
Phosphorescent, led by Brooklyn transplant Matthew Houck, capped off a strong year with four sold out shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.