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Phosphorescent Premieres “Song For Zula” Video at NPR

Premiering this morning at NPR’s All Songs Considered, it is the new Djuna Wahlrab & Matthew Houck co-directed video for “Song For Zula.” Captured in one continuous, slow-motion shot, the video focuses in on a woman as she painfully tries to free herself. From what you ask? Watch above to find out.

“Song For Zula” is featured on Phosphorescent’s recently released Muchacho. You can find your copy at SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon or from Matthew himself at one of their forthcoming shows. If you are planning to attend a show, consider purchasing your tickets in advance; venues are selling out quickly! Oh and here’s a taste of what to expect in the live show – Phosphorescent live at SXSW for WFUV.

Happy Release Day // Phosphorescent’s ‘Muchacho’ Out Now, Pitchfork TV Performance Set for March 22

Happy release day, folks! Phosphorescent’s Muchacho is officially available online and in stores. Pick up your copy at SC Distribution, iTunes and Amazon or head into your local record store to pick the album up in person.

Matthew will stop by the Pitchfork TV offices this Friday, March 22 to play his new songs (tune in at 3PM). Luckily for all of us, the performance will broadcast live on P4k’s front page. Check out the stream teaser above! You can also see Phosphorescent live in concert. Tour dates available HERE.

 

LOVE FOR MUCHACHO

“Accordingly, listening to Muchacho often feels like being warmed by afternoon sun as it floods your window. Every sound is lovingly recorded and given a cradle of space…It’s a place where well-worn sounds are the most beloved, where ideas and poses are settled into like old chairs. On ‘Muchacho,’ Houck invests this world with new beauty and profundity.”Pitchfork, named BEST NEW MUSIC

“Phosphorescent is a Brooklyn band that hasn’t forgotten its Southern pedigree, creating washy psychedelia with a foothold in country-rock.”New York Times

“…the sixth album from Houck is heartfelt and forlorn. Be prepared to fall in love again.”Bowlegs Music

“‘Muchacho’ is a record which can soothe even the darkest nights and moods.”This Is Fake DIY

ALBUM LYRICS // Phosphorescent – ‘Muchacho’

Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)

Sun a-rising. Ease. Easy oh.
Dark as I been. Ease. Easy oh.

Be easy oh.

Dark as I been. Ease. Easy oh.
Sun’s a-rising. Easy. Easy oh.

Be easy oh.
Be easy oh.
Be.

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Song For Zula

Some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
Oh but I know love as a fading thing
Just as fickle as a feather in a stream
See, honey, I saw love. You see, it came to me
It put its face up to my face so I could see
Yeah then I saw love disfigure me
Into something I am not recognizing

See, the cage, it called. I said, “Come on in”
I will not open myself up this way again
Nor lay my face to the soil, nor my teeth to the sand
I will not lay like this for days now upon end
You will not see me fall, nor see me struggle to stand
To be acknowledge by some touch from his gnarled hands
You see, the cage, it called. I said, “Come on in”
I will not open myself up this way again

You see, the moon is bright in that treetop night
I see the shadows that we cast in the cold, clean light
My feet are gold. My heart is white
And we race out on the desert plains all night
See, honey, I am not some broken thing
I do not lay here in the dark waiting for thee
No my heart is gold. My feet are light
And I am racing out on the desert plains all night

So some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
Oh but I know love as a caging thing
Just a killer come to call from some awful dream
O and all you folks, you come to see
You just stand there in the glass looking at me
But my heart is wild. And my bones are steam
And I could kill you with my bare hands if I was free

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ALBUM STREAM // Listen to Phosphorescent’s ‘Muchacho’ In Full at NPR

Phosphorescent’s Muchacho does not officially hit the world until March 19; however, today we all have the greatest pleasure of listening to the entire album at NPR’s First Listen – stream at the link below. You can still pre-order the album at SC Distribution, iTunes and Amazon!

LISTEN TO PHOSPHORESCENT’S MUCHACHO @ NPR

“Phosphorescent remains rooted in dusty, personal, earthbound concerns, thanks in large part to the winningly roughed-up, beautifully human voice at its core….Even when their arrangements feel grand and fleshed-out, epic and searching, Houck’s best songs come off like intimate conversations with a confidante – wise and soft, and warmed by experience.” – Stephen Thompson, NPR

PRE-ORDER // Phosphorescent’s ‘Muchacho’ Available Now at SC Distribution, iTunes and Amazon

You’ve asked about it, now here it is. The Phosphorescent Muchacho pre-order is live and at your fingertips. In addition to the LP & CD ordering options, we have a sweet deluxe bundle to share. You will receive Muchacho on both CD & vinyl, limited-edition letterpressed lyric card set, letterpress coaster, 16.25 x 22″ poster on coated stock featuring the album artwork and a digital download code for album redeemable immediately upon purchase. If that isn’t enough, there is also a catalog bundle option (doof). Head to SC Distribution for all the fun.

Also, starting today you can pre-order the album at iTunes and download “Song For Zula” immediately. You can also get the album at Amazon. YAY!

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