News

May 01, 2017

"Our First 100 Days" is an anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the election teamed up with Secretly Group for "Our First 100 Days."  More

Mar 24, 2016

Last week The National revealed the tracklist and release date for for their Grateful Dead tribute compilation Day Of The Dead. Now they’ve shared five songs featuring some well-known musicians: The War On Drugs' “Touch Of Grey,” Courtney Barnett’s “New Speedway Boogie,” Bruce Hornsby and Justin Vernon’s old band DeYarmond Edison's “Black Muddy River,” The National's “Morning Dew,” and Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis and Friends cover of “Sugaree." More

Justin Vernon Is Working on New Bon Iver Music, Announces Eaux Claires Festival Line-up

Line-up Includes James Blake, Beach House, Jenny Lewis, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a Grateful Dead Tribute Led by Members of The National, and More

Feb 11, 2016

Bon Iver's main creative force Justin Vernon said last year that there were no upcoming plans for a new Bon Iver album (the last one was released in 2011), but in a new interview with Billboard he has said that he's "no longer winding down" and promises that he's "definitely been working on music."  More

Dec 02, 2014

Following his 2013 album Muchacho, singer/songwriter Matthew Houck, a.k.a. Phosphorescent, has announced the release of a brand new live album, Live at the Music Hall. More

Beck, Fiona Apple, Vampire Weekend to Contribute to Starbucks Valentine’s Day Compilation

Also Featuring Sharon Jones, Phosphorescent, and Jim James

Dec 11, 2013

For those who like to plan way in advance when it comes to getting something special for your significant other on Valentine's Day, Hear Music/Concord Music and Starbucks have announced the fifth installment of their love song covers compilation Sweeheart 2014. More

Phosphorescent Announces Tour

Supporting Muchacho

Dec 03, 2013

Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck has announced plans for a new round of tour dates behind his project's latest album Muchacho. More

Watch: Phosphorescent on “Fallon”

Performs "Song for Zula"

Apr 24, 2013

Scheduled to play at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music later this week, Phosphorescent, a.k.a. Matthew Houck, served as the musical guest last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Mar 27, 2013

Phosphorescent's new video for "Song for Zula" debuted today on NPR Music. Phosphorescent, aka Matthew Houck, co-directed the video with Djuna Wahlrab. The video consists of a single slow-motion shot of a woman chained up and attempting to break free with a rock. The anticipation and anxiety felt while watching her slam the rock over and over matches the song's theme of pain and emotional baggage. More

Dec 10, 2012

Phosphorescent, the musical project of songwriter Matthew Houck, has announced the arrival of a new album titled, Muchacho. More

Sep 20, 2011

Check out photos from Day Two of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Stevie Wonder, Alexander, Chromeo, Cut Copy, Iron and Wine, My Morning Jacket, Telekinesis, Twin Shadow, and more. More

Check Out Photos from Bonnaroo Day Two

Including Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, Matt and Kim, Sharon Van Etten, Big Boi and More!

Jun 11, 2011

Day Two Bonnaroo! Check out photos from the performances on Friday, June 9th 2011. Photographer, Matt Jones, was there to capture all of the action. Full gallery here.
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Dec 10, 2010

Last night, Phosphorescent took to the Letterman stage for a rocking take of, “It’s Hard to Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama).”  More

Aug 04, 2010

Phosphorescent have released the video for their first single "It's Hard To Be Humble (When You're From Alabama)" off their current album, Here's To Taking It Easy. Directed by Natalie Johns of Dig For Fire TV, the video documents the journey of the band through live shows, practices, and hangs outs that lead to the release of the new album. Phosphorescent is currently on tour in the U.S. and begin their European tour in September. The tour ends in San Francisco at the Treasure Island Music Festival with The National, LCD Soundsystem, Broken Social Scene, and She & Him. Check out the video and complete tour dates. More

Jul 12, 2010

Treasure Island has announced its lineup for the 2010 festival, held October 16th and 17th on Treasure Island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Split evenly between dance music and indie rockers, headliners includeLCD Soundsystem and Deadmau5 (Saturday) and Belle & Sebastian and The National (Sunday). We have the full lineup.  More

News Roundup: Thom Yorke, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau, Jay-Z, Oasis, Patrick Wolf

Also Headlights, Phosphorescent, Cailfone, Bad Lieutenant, Brian Jones

Sep 01, 2009

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web: Thom Yorke's upcoming limited 12" release, the possible reinvestigation of Brian Jones' death, Bad Lieutenanta project formed by New Order members Bernard Sumner and Phil Cunningham, Patrick Wolf's missing cape, Jay-Z's album has leaked and is streaming, Oasis' demise, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau teaming up again for Cowboys & Aliens, and upcoming tours from Headlights, Phosphorescent, and CalifoneMore


Interviews

Phosphorescent

Devastated for You

Apr 25, 2009

Onstage at Club De Ville at this year's SXSW, time finally ran out. "Well, goddamnit, Austin, we have to go," said Matthew Houck, singer/songwriter and organizing Beard Number One of the multibearded monster that is Phosphorescent. His joy was slightly dented by the news, but he recovered quickly ("we're not going to pout. Well, we might pout a little"). Then he brought the show to its slightly premature close with a raucous, freewheeling version of-what else?-"The Party's Over": "Let's call it a night/The party's over/You know that all good things must end." More


Reviews

Muchacho

Muchacho

DEAD OCEANS

Mar 20, 2013

While Matthew Houck would not be strictly classified as a country musician, he's taken a wonderful lesson from country about range of emotion. Muchacho, his latest album, swings from heartbroken to celebratory and back again, sometimes within one song.  More