Music: Phosphorescent

Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Houck seems slightly bashful about attaching his given name to his recorded output.

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Phosphorescent

Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Houck seems slightly bashful about attaching his given name to his recorded output.

Nearly a decade and a half ago, after relocating from his native Alabama to the inspiration-rich environs of Athens, Ga., Houck self-released his debut album, Hipolit, but cloaked his identity under the band-like pseudonym Fillup Shack. Houck soon decided his philosophical musings would be better served under a new banner so he changed his musical sobriquet to Phosphorescent and charged off into the Indie Rock wilderness with a sound that suggested an even more tremulous Jim James using his Baroque Folk/Pop expanse as therapy for exorcising his multitudinous demons.


Phosphorescent will play Madison Theater at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 15. Tickets/more info here.

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