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Phosphorescent’s “Muchacho” coming March 19th – Stream “Song For Zula”


Incredible news today for Phosphorescent fans! NEW RECORD IS COMING! Muchacho will be out on March 19th, and we have the first single, “Song For Zula,” for streaming.

Muchacho is already described as “a clear departure from the honky-tonk classic rock of 2010’s Here’s To Taking It Easy, and an assemblage of underwater hymns redolent of both record’s spare, sometimes psychedelic predecessor, 2007’s Pride.” More details about the recording of Muchacho and a photo gallery of Matthew in his recording studio ran last month at

Lyrics for “Song For Zula” are after the jump!

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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:

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