Watch Matthew Houck’s beautiful Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

Croon on, crooner.

Earlier this year, Matthew Houck and Phosphorescent stopped by the NPR office to perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, which brings bands in for unique, stripped down sets at (you guessed it) the NPR Music staffers’ tiny desks.  With his voice nearly shot, Houck still managed to deliver a stirring, beautiful set.

“The result was Phosphorescent’s essence in bold relief, with Houck just trying to make it to the next song without giving up. When he sang, ‘I will keep a-singing ’til I no more can’ — during the neo-spiritual ‘My Dove, My Lamb’ — the momentary alignment of song and circumstance was stunning.” – Otis Hart, NPR

 

There are still a couple more chances to catch Phosphorescent this year:

Current Phosphorescent Tour Dates:

09/02/11 North Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival @ Lamar Tree Gardens

09/17/11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

09/17/11 Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ w/ Little Hurricane

11/12/11 Melbourne, AU – Harvest Festival Presents “The Gathering” @ Werribee Park

11/13/11 Sydney, AU – Harvest Festival @ Parramatta Park

11/19/11 Brisbane, AU – Harvest Festival @ Botanical Gardens

 

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