Matthew Houck is the man behind Phosphorescent. Like EELS, you never quite know what his new release will bring. I remember when Oz and I discussed his release of all Willie Nelson covers. I was convinced it was going to be horrible. It was stunning. Followed up by an amazing trip into Americana with Here’s To Taking It Easy left Houck with a tough act to follow.
For his new release, Muchacho, due out on March 13th via the fine folks at Dead Oceans – Houck “reprises the understated melancholia and sensuous minimalism of Pride, while kicking up a little of Here’s To Taking It Easy’s dust, but it also strikes out into more adventurous waters via rhythm and electronic textures.”
You can stream the first track below. It is mesmerizing and I can’t wait to get my paws on the whole album.