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Athens, Georgia resident Matthew Houck is the sole member of Phosphorescent. Houck's career began in 2000 when he released the Hipolit album under the name Fillup Shack. A tour of England and Spain followed, and while the European press drew comparisons to Bob Dylan and Will Oldham, The London Evening Standard declared him "the most significant American in his field since Kurt Cobain." Houck's first release as Phosphorescent, entitled A Hundred Times or More, appeared in 2003 on the Warm label. The 2004 EP The Weight of Flight was his last release for the label, as the 2005 full-length Aw Come Aw Wry landed on Misra. Two years later the release of Pride began a relationship with the Dead Oceans imprint. To Willie, Phosphorescent's tribute to Willie Nelson, arrived in early 2009, followed by the all-new Here's to Taking It Easy in 2010. In 2013, after extensive international touring, Houck released his sixth album, Muchacho, returning somewhat to the more experimental textures of Pride. A massive tour in support of Muchacho ended with a stint at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, and recordings from the various nights were compiled onto the band's sprawling live album Live at the Music Hall, released in early 2015. ~ David Jeffries
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  1.   Song
  2.   Song for Zula
  3.   Wolves
  4.   Reasons to Quit
  5.   Can I Sleep in Your Arms
  6.   Ride On/Right On
  7.   I Am a Full Grown Man (I Will Lay in the Grass All Day)
  8.   A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise
  9.   My Dove, My Lamb
  10.   At Death, A Proclamation
  11.   Walkin'
  12.   Down to Go
  13.   The Party's Over
  14.   Cocaine Lights
  15.   Pick Up the Tempo
  16.   Heartaches of a Fool
  17.   Pride
  18.   Pretty, Pt. 2
  19.   Sun's Arising (A Koan, An Exit)
  20.   Muchacho's Tune
  21.   Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough)
  22.   Heaven, Sittin Down
  23.   Endless, Pt. 2
  24.   South (Of America)
  25.   Not Right, You Know
  26.   When We Fall
  27.   Salt & Blues
  28.   Storms Never Last
  29.   The Quotidian Beasts
  30.   A New Anhedonia
  31.   Terror in the Canyons (The Wounded Master)
  32.   Sun, Arise! (An Invocation, An Introduction)
  33.   We'll Be Here Soon
  34.   Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)
  35.   Los Angeles
  36.   It's Hard to Be Humble (When You're From Alabama)
  37.   I Don't Care If There's Cursing
  38.   Hej, Me I'm Light
  39.   Be Dark Night
  40.   Endless, Pt. 1
  41.   Aw Come Aw Wry #3
  42.   Dead Heart
  43.   Aw Come Aw Wry #6
  44.   Joe Tex, These Taming Blues
  45.   Aw Come Aw Wry #5
  46.   Pretty, Pt. 1
  47.   How Far We All Come Away
  48.   All of It, All
  49.   The Mermaid Parade
  50.   Permanently Lonely
  51.   I Gotta Get Drunk
  52.   Toes Out to Sea
  53.   The Last Thing I Needed (First Thing This Morning)
  54.   Nowhere Road, Georgia, February 21, 2005
  55.   The Waves at Night
  56.   My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
  57.   Too Sick to Pray
  58.   Mrs. Juliette Low
  59.   It's Not Supposed to Be That Way
  60.   A Charm/A Blade
  61.   Bullet
  62.   You Can Make Me Feel Bad
  63.   Lost Name
  64.   Last of the Hand-Me-Downs
  65.   Tomorrow Is a Long Time
  66.   Where to Strip
  67.   Not a Heel
  68.   Little, Pt. 1
  69.   Remain
  70.   Little, Pt. 2
  71.   Light Plight
  72.   One of My Turns
  73.   Why She's Acting This Way
  74.   Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye

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