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Phosphorescent Takes ‘Terror in the Canyons’ to Church for ‘Muchacho de Lujo’

Phosphorescent muchaco de lujo deluxe edition reissue St. Pancras

During the recording of Phosphorescent’s sixth album Muchacho, mastermind Matthew Houck mused on taking life as it comes. “A lot of this record, for me, is about getting something of what you want and still having your ass handed to you by the world,” he said. “Like, ‘that’s how it is, muchacho. Handle it.'”

Houck kept it fairly simple during the recording sessions, tracking almost all the songs in his Brooklyn apartment. And now, more than six months after the album’s release, he’s offering up a deluxe “de lujo” edition. Rather than add in a bunch of half-baked demos and scrapped D-sides, the set promises a single live performance. Handle it.

Recorded in London’s St. Pacras Church, the 12-song concert features Houck accompanied only by Jo Schornikow on piano. The set list comprises cuts from Muchacho, a cover of Waylon Jennings’ “Storms Never Last,” and the Phosphorescent favorite “Wolves,” originally from 2007’s Pride. Stream the live church rendition of “Terror in the Canyons (The Wounded Master)” below.

Muchacho de Lujo is due out October 29 via Dead Oceans, and Phosphorescent will be on tour for the rest of the year.


Phosphorescent’s 2013 Tour Dates:

October 3 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown
October 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom w/ Indians
October 6 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
October 8 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s w/ Shakey Graves
October 9 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues (Cambridge Room) w/ Shakey Graves
October 10 – Austin, TX @ ACL Official Late Night Show @ Emo’s Austin w/ JD McPherson & Shakey Graves
October 13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
November 4 – Gateshead, UK @ Sage Gateshead
November 5 – Leeds, UK- Brudenell Social Club
November 7 – Belfast- IE @ Empire Music Hall
November 8 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans SOLD OUT
November 9 – Liverpool, UK @ Kazimier
November 10 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
November 12 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction
November 14 – Echede, NL @ Crossing Border
November 15 – The Hauge, NL @ Crossing Border
November 16 – Paris, FR @ Fleche d’or
November 17 – Antwerp, BE @ Crossing Border
November 19 – Milan, IT @ Salumeria della Musica
November 20 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
November 21 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik Clubraum
November 23 – Weissenhauser Strand, DE @ Rolling Stone Weekender
November 24 – Munster, DE @ Gleis 22
November 26 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
December 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (solo)
December 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg