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Phosphorescent (band)

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Phosphorescent is the working moniker of American singer-songwriter, Matthew Houck born 1980 Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Houck began recording and performing under this nom de plume in 2001 in Athens, Georgia He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York


  • 1 Overview
  • 2 In popular usage
  • 3 Discography
    • 31 Albums
    • 32 Singles and other releases
    • 33 Compilation appearances
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Before recording under the name Phosphorescent, Matthew Houck traveled the world playing under the moniker Fillup Shack and self-released a limited pressing of the album Hipolit in 2000 Houck later changed his recording name to Phosphorescent, and released the full-length LP A Hundred Times or More in 2003 Notably, in the liner notes of A Hundred Times or More, Fillup Shack is credited with the drum recordings The album was released through Athens-based independent label Warm Records The following year, he released the EP The Weight of Flight Phosphorescent rose to wider critical acclaim after releasing Aw Come Aw Wry in August 2005 and Pride in October 2007 The latter was named the 12th best album of 2007 by Stylus Magazine and received an 80 rating from indie website Pitchfork Media In 2009, inspired by Willie Nelson's tribute album to Lefty Frizzell To Lefty From Willie, Houck crafted a tribute album to Nelson himself entitled, To Willie which was released through Dead Oceans Phosphorescent released Here's to Taking It Easy in 2010

Muchacho, Phosphorescent's sixth studio album was released in 2013 to critical acclaim

In popular usage

The song "Wolves" from 2007's Pride was used in the 2011 film Margin Call, starring Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons

The song "Nothing Was Stolen" from 2010's Here's to Taking It Easy was used in the 2012 film The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum

The song "Song for Zula" from 2013's Muchacho is the most widely used Phosphorescent song in popular media, having appeared in the films The Spectacular Now 2013, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014, Burying the Ex 2015, The Boy Next Door 2015, Before We Go 2015, and Captain Fantastic 2016 It is also used in season 1 episode 2 "Signal and Noise" of the television series Frequency Also used as intro music to the famous Belgian tv serie "Het Huis" and "Die Huis"



Year Title Label
2003 A Hundred Times or More Warm
2004 The Weight of Flight EP Warm
2005 Aw Come Aw Wry Misra
2007 Pride Dead Oceans
2009 To Willie Dead Oceans
2010 Here's to Taking It Easy Dead Oceans
2013 Muchacho Dead Oceans
2015 Live at the Music Hall Dead Oceans

Singles and other releases

Year Title Label Description
2005 "I Am A Full Grown Man I Will Lay In The Grass All Day" The Great Pop Supplement UK limited 7" release
2010 Live / Ghost Lights EP Dead Oceans limited-press tour EP

Compilation appearances

Year Compilation Song
2003 Esopus Magazine Number 1 Public Domain "Home On The Range" trad
2006 Awful Bliss Records: Songs For Another Place "One Of My Turns" Pink Floyd
2009 Live at KEXP Vol5 "Wolves" solo, live
2009 Splice Today: The Old Lonesome Sound "Old Folks At Home Swanee River"Stephen Foster
2009 St Ives Records: It Happened Here "South Of America live"
2010 MOJO Magazine: Let It Be - Revisited "Across The Universe"Beatles
2010 More Townes Van Zandt By The Great Unknown "Why She's Acting This Way"Townes Van Zandt
2011 MOJO Magazine: Harvest - Revisited "Are You Ready For The Country"Neil Young
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack "Song For Zula"


  1. ^ David Jeffries, "Artist Bio: Phosphorescent", AllMusicGuide, retrieved October 30, 2008
  2. ^ Stylus Staff, "Top 50 Albums of 2007", Stylus Magazine, October 31, 2007
  3. ^ William Bowers, "Album Reviews: Phosphorescent - Pride", Pitchfork Media, October 22, 2007
  4. ^ "Phosphorescent: Live at the Music Hall" Dead Oceans Retrieved 13 March 2015 

External links

  • Official website
  • Ukulele Session by Noahm for Le Soir
  • Phosphorescent, A Full-Grown Man

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