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Phosphorescent is the stage name of American singer-songwriter Matthew Houck (born July 27, 1980). Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Houck began recording and performing under this nickname in 2001 in Athens, Georgia. He is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Phosphorescent at The Echo in Los Angeles, California
|Born||July 27, 1980|
|Origin||Athens, Georgia, United States|
Before recording under the name Phosphorescent, Matthew Houck traveled the world playing under the name Fillup Shack and self-released a limited pressing of the album Hipolit in 2000. Houck later changed his recording name to Phosphorescent and released the full-length LP A Hundred Times or More in 2003. The album was released through Athens, Georgia-based independent label Warm Records. The following year, he released the EP The Weight of Flight. Phosphorescent rose to wider critical acclaim after releasing Aw Come Aw Wry in August 2005 and Pride in October 2007. The latter was named the 12th best album of 2007 by Stylus Magazine and received an 8.0 rating from the online indie magazine Pitchfork. In 2009, inspired by Willie Nelson's tribute album to Lefty Frizzell To Lefty From Willie, Houck crafted a tribute album to Nelson himself entitled To Willie, which was released through Dead Oceans Records. Phosphorescent released Here's to Taking It Easy in 2010.
|2003||A Hundred Times or More||Warm|
|2004||The Weight of Flight EP|
|2005||Aw Come Aw Wry||Misra|
|2010||Here's to Taking It Easy|
|2015||Live at the Music Hall|
|2018||C'est La Vie|
Singles and other releasesEdit
|2005||"I Am a Full Grown Man (I Will Lay in the Grass All Day)"||The Great Pop Supplement||UK limited 7" release|
|2010||Live / Ghost Lights EP||Dead Oceans||Limited-press tour EP|
|2003||Esopus Magazine Number 1 Public Domain||"Home on the Range" (trad.)|
|2006||Awful Bliss Records: Songs For Another Place||"One of My Turns" (Pink Floyd)|
|2009||Live at KEXP Vol.5||"Wolves" (solo, live)|
|2009||Splice Today: The Old Lonesome Sound||"Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)"(Stephen Foster)|
|2009||St. Ives Records: It Happened Here||"South (Of America)" (live)|
|2010||MOJO Magazine: Let It Be - Revisited||"Across the Universe"(Beatles)|
|2010||More Townes Van Zandt By The Great Unknown||"Why She's Acting This Way"(Townes Van Zandt)|
|2011||MOJO Magazine: Harvest - Revisited||"Are You Ready for the Country?"(Neil Young)|
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack||"Song For Zula"|
- Thomas, Fred. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- Fred Thomas, "Artist Bio: Phosphorescent", AllMusicGuide, retrieved October 30, 2008.
- Stylus Staff, "Top 50 Albums of 2007", Stylus Magazine, October 31, 2007.
- William Bowers, "Album Reviews: Phosphorescent - Pride", Pitchfork Media, October 22, 2007.
- Nemo, Nemo. "Phosphorescent: Muchacho De Lujo (Deluxe Edition)". www.secretlydistribution.com/. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- Caramanica, Jon; Chinen, Nate. "Albums by Low and Phosphorescent". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- Barton, Laura. "Phosphorescent: 'It's hard to know how far you've slipped, if you're slipping'". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- "Phosphorescent: Live at the Music Hall". Dead Oceans. Retrieved 13 March 2015.