Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Phosphorescent does Daytrotter

If you're not already familiar with Phosphorescent, make a note to do so. Basically, Matthew Houck is Phosphorescent, but someone has to fill in on the other instruments, right? Right.

Houck writes the songs, including the material on the 2005 breakout (masterpiece) album Aw Come Aw Wry, and he brings good friends along to supply two drum kits, four horns, two tambourines, a extra guitar, and a bass. I had the pleasure of catching this group in concert at SXSW two years ago, not long after experiencing the satisfaction of sinking my teeth all the way into Aw Come Aw Wry.

In December Phosphorescent stopped by the Daytrotter studio to lay down a few new tracks for everyone, which are now available at the link.

A few words from Daytrotter head honcho Sean Moeller: "Houck and group were touring behind A Hundred Times Or More and they looked hungry. They looked really hungry and it was obvious that it wouldn’t be a good paying night here. The condition was going to last. I bought a T-shirt with a cow on it. I thought it would help. Leaving town that night, we stopped at a convenience store for munchables and the clerk behind the counter had the Phosphorescent album playing. We told him that the band had just played a few blocks down and he was shocked. He said he would have gone. Let this set – mostly of unreleased material – serve as the sort of introduction to Phosphorescent that will make you adamantly attend their show whenever they’re near. Don’t be that convenience store clerk."

A new track from the Daytrotter recording, go here for more...

One from Aw Come Aw Wry (2005)

And one from A Hundred Times Or More (2003)
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