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Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck Once Thought The Songs on Muchacho Were Too Personal

June 24, 2013 - It is easy to hear the steady growth in the music of Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck since his 2009 Willie Nelson tribute album. His last album, 2011’s Here’s To Taking It Easy, was a sprawling, languorous, epic written with his road band’s performances in mind.

His new album Muchacho, an XPN Featured Album, finds Matthew writing the most personal songs of his career, many of them coming from a stay on the Mexican beach in Tulum. On the album, as Michael comments in our conversation, the sound is influenced by the Brian Eno albums he was listening to. In our performances today the pedal steel of his country leaning days is still out in front. It is not going too far to say there is something mystical in Phosphorescent’s music.

This session originally aired on May 8, 2013.

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Recent Release: Muchacho
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Label: Dead Oceans

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