Watch Phosphorescent Play Three Songs on CBS This Morning

Phosphorescent just released their new album C'est La Vie last month, and today the band performed a few songs from the album on CBS This…
Rob Arcand / November 3, 2018

Phosphorescent Announce New Album C’est La Vie, Release “New Birth in New England”

It's been a while since we heard from Phosphorescent, singer-songwriter Matthew Houck's dreamy, exultant exploration of folk pop by way of soft rock. His most recent studio album…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2018

Phosphorescent – “This Land Is Your Land”

Donald Trump has been president now for 100 days, which means, among other things, that we’ve reached the end of the anti-Trump compilation Our First…
Taylor Berman / April 29, 2017

Eaux Claires Festival 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Eaux Claires, the festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, celebrated its second annual event in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire,…
SPIN Staff / August 15, 2016

Aptly Named New Duo Encourage Dance-Floor Weeping With ‘Let Me Go’

Don’t let their origins fool you. While the accurately tagged New Duo comprises Scott Stapleton of Phosphorescent and Matthew Walker of Brooklyn’s psych-pop group Dead…
Matt Malone / August 2, 2016

Outside Lands 2014: SPIN’s Best Portraits

At last weekend's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, SPIN hosted some of music's best and brightest talent in the Toyota Soundwave tent for a three-day…
Jolie Ruben / August 12, 2014

Vision Quests and Taxidermy: 36 Hours With Phosphorescent

Currently touring behind his excellent 'Muchacho,' Phosphorescent (the working name of Matthew Houck), brought his beautifully ramshackle songs to Texas for the Austin City Limits…
SPIN Staff / October 14, 2013

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

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,…
Dan Reilly / October 2, 2013

Phosphorescent Plays Urban Cowboy in ‘Ride On/Right On’ Video

Brooklyn-based folkie Phosphorescent tips his hat to his Southern roots in the just-released video for "Ride On/Right On," the latest single off this year's Muchacho.
Kyle McGovern / August 7, 2013

This David Lynch Song Sounds a Lot Like That Phosphorescent Song

Well this is strange. Of course, strange is par for the course with David Lynch. The iconoclastic director has released a new song from his forthcoming…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 2013 Delivers TVOTR, Roots, Solange, Modern Classical

From somewhere deep in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's cavernous, 2,090-capacity Howard Gilman Opera House, someone shouts "I love you, Sean!" at Parquet Courts bassist…
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 29, 2013

Watch Phosphorescent’s ‘Song for Zula’ Earn Rapturous Applause on ‘Fallon’

Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck recently told SPIN that he felt compelled to dress up his latest album Muchacho with ornate instrumentation and left-field production. "Several of…
Kyle McGovern / April 24, 2013

See Phosphorescent’s Epic Fight for Freedom in ‘Song for Zula’

Phosphorescent's Muchacho is a graceful thing — a strikingly personal and naked sixth album from Matthew Houck, which, as he recently explained to SPIN, was…
Chris Martins / March 27, 2013

Phosphorescent Sheds Light on the Beautifully Dark ‘Muchacho’

Matthew Houck, known to fans as Phosphorescent, makes woozy folk rock propelled by his singular, beleaguered warble. But that's not to say he's another shapeless…
Josh Stillman / March 13, 2013

Phosphorescent Breaks Out Synth on ‘Song for Zula’ From ‘Muchacho’ LP

When SPIN visited Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck in his Brooklyn studio last month, the Alabama-bred alt-country experimentalist explained of his new album that, "Several of these songs,…
Chris Martins / December 10, 2012
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