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Phosphorescent Announce North American Tour

phosmatt2Phosphorescent released their new LP Here’s To Taking It Easy last week, with critics and fans showering the album with accolades. The band celebrated the release with four appearances in their hometown of New York City. They have already announced a tour of Europe for May and June, but for the rest of North America, we are pleased to announce the band’s first tour of their home continent in support of their new album.

Praise for Here’s To Taking It Easy has been pouring in from both sides of the Atlantic. In the UK, tastemakers Uncut and Q Magazine both gave the album 4 star reviews. The mighty MOJO, who anointed it as Album of the Month, said that songwriter Matthew Houck, “produces songs that skitter round your peripheral vision, hide in the back of your mind, their outlaw mental state playing hide-and-seek behind classic rock curtains.” Phosphorescent earned an 8.2 review from Pitchfork, who stated the band was, “inhabiting the tropes of beer-soaked, sun-baked country-rock with fullness, commitment, and chops, all while finding enough room for Phosphorescent’s trademark ragged lonesomeness.” Tripwire fell in love with album centerpiece “The Mermaid Parade,” and pretty much summed our sentiments: “Tears. Smiles. All of it. Every solo, every line, every piano plunk and horn blast makes us feel ready and strapped in for another 26 years of what’s to come. Hopefully it’ll be recognized as an American classic before then. Call it hyperbole, but it sounds like one to us right now.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

The tour dates after the jump.
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