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Let me explain how my blogging methodology works: I keep a list of bands I need to post on. It grows, it shrinks, it actually has a mind of its own (As Mrs. Weasley would say, "if you can't see where it keeps its brain..."). Mostly I just use it to remind myself of all the other great bands I could be posting on when I've, for example, been listening almost exclusively to Maritime over and over and over again for an entire week.
It's a rare occasion when a something forces me to let a band jump the list.

This time it's Phosphorescent (though the post title might have given that away). Matthew Houck's songs are reminiscent of the 60's New York folk scene, with what could be silverware clicking and clacking in the background as though it just happened to be hanging from the ceiling in place of chimes. "I am a full grown man (I will lay in the grass all day)" is a fitting song for a man who purposefully dropped out of college at age 18 to pursue music. Sometimes we're favored with a horn section or drum beat, but there's a sense they're simply thrown in for our listening pleasure.
"i can sing through my fingers
though the worth of a singer
is nothing i'm told
Why did Phosphorescent jump the list? Matthew Houck's label announced that he has a new album coming out this fall, and we know absolutely nothing about it. I've been listening to his last release, Aw Come Aw Wry (2005) since last November and love it to death. Fans of Neutral Milk Hotel, this is for you.

Phosphorescent - I am a full grown man (I will lay in the grass all day)
Phosphorescent - When we fall
Buy Aw Come Aw Wry (eMusic also has it)
Phosphorescent's Myspace / Daytrotter Session

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1 Responses to “Phosphorescent”

  1. # Blogger bunnyrabbitpants

    You fellows make me feel happy and lucky to be around to hear your beautifulness! Love love! Play another show soon!  

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