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Phosphorescent Releases New Video

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Phosphorescent’s first video from Here’s To Taking It Easy serves as a mini-documentary of the band itself. Directed by Natalie Johns of Dig For Fire TV, this video was shot over numerous shows, practices, and hang outs leading up to and through the release of the new album. It is a time capsule of a band now closely knit after almost three years of constant touring, and the essence of their live show, raw and unhinged. Phosphorescent comes alive as a full band here, just as they do on Here’s To Taking It Easy.

Phosphorescent is currently on the home stretch of their U.S. tour. Starting September 6 Phosphorescent returns to Europe for a string of dates including performances at the End of the Road, Take Root, Bestival, and Leffingeleuren Festivals. Check out the full dates after the jump.

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Vote For Phosphorescent! NPR’s All Songs Considered Best of 2010 (so far) Readers Poll

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NPR’s All Songs Considered has nominated Phosphorescent’s new album Here’s To Taking It Easy as one of the best albums of 2010 so far in their new reader’s poll. Click HERE and vote for Phosphorescent and up to four other albums by your favorite artists released this year. In other news Phosphorescent stopped by the Studios of KEXP earlier this week you can listen to the live session HERE.

PHOSPHORESCENT Unveils Details of New LP, Shares First Mp3

Matthew Houck is a unique and distinguished artiste who grows with vitality on every album. What makes him so valued by those in the know is his quest for epic and truthful music that deeply connects, due to his abundant heart and radiant records that spring to life from the opening bars.

Fulfilling a dream by playing with Willie Nelson on TV at Farm Aid 2009 (alongside Neil Young and Wilco), and touring with the likes of Bon Iver, Bowerbirds, Akron/Family and Deer Tick, PHOSPHORESCENT is set to be welcomed to the top table on the strength and charisma of this immaculate, breakthrough album Here’s to Taking It Easy, Houck’s first new original material since Pride, set for release May 11 in the U.S. and May 10 in the U.K.

Where Pride was a deeply personal, haunting record that Houck recorded on his own, playing all of the instruments himself, To Willie featured musicians who’ve now become bandmates, rifling and rambling through the Nelson catalogue with an undeniable vigour. Not only did it feed their collective unity as players but gave them the oomph to solidify the makings of what Houck sees as their ‘classic’ sounding record in Here’s to Taking It Easy.

Galvanized by heavy hitters like early 70’s Rolling Stones, Bobby Charles and Dylan’s Street Legal (1978), Houck found his songwriting path through to some killer tunes that are given enough space for them to really fly. If Pride was built for 5am introspection and To Willie soundtracked the last chime at the bar, Here’s to Taking It Easy seems as though it’s made for any time, any season.

Listen to the album’s first cut, “It’s Hard To Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama),” HERE.

THE DONKEYS Plot Mega-Summer Tour, Share Dates With Magnolia Electric Co.

The music of THE DONKEYS should own your summer activities. It begs you to drink green-bottled beer by it, to break out the Slip-n-Slide, to cut those slacks into short-shorts. Now, the men of The Donkeys are taking their message across the country this summer, sharing a load of dates with fellow neu-classic-rockers Magnolia Electric Co. This should be nothing short of radtastic. Check out all the dates HERE.

PHOSPHORESCENT Added To Celebrate Brooklyn! Concert Series

PHOSPHORESCENT has been on an aboslute tear lately following the release of To Willie. Following an intimate meeting with the Red-Headed Stranger himself, Phosphorescent was recently added to the roster of this season’s BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series. Phosphorescent is slated to perform Saturday, June 27 with Dr. Dog and These United States. Read all about the series, which kicks off June 8 with a performance from David Byrne, HERE.

A check out a full listing of upcoming Phosphorescent tour dates HERE.

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