Tag: Phosphorescent

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The Final 25

Favorite 50 Albums of 2018 – The Final 25

Yesterday, we shared the first 25 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2018. Here are the remaining twenty-five, which is littered with some of the very best singer-songwriters of our time. Click on the individual albums to be read the short descriptions and hear a few songs from these tremendous LPs. We’ve also included a Spotify playlist for your listening […]

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Favorite Albums of 2018: Phosphorescent – ‘C’est La Vie’

Favorite Albums of 2018: Phosphorescent – ‘C’est La Vie’

C’est La Vie by Phosphorescent Since the release of his breakthrough album, Muchacho, in 2013, the music world anxiously waited to hear what Matthew Houck, the man behind Phosphorescent, would reveal next. He teased something was near, but nothing was shared. Finally this autumn, C’est La Vie was unwrapped. C’est La Vie is a cohesive and effortless album. It is Houck’s solar system, where […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.40

Weekend Showcase 4.40

Another week has passed, which means another great few days of hearing new music. The Weekend Showcase 4.40 edition has 47 of the best songs from the past week or so. As usual, we scour the globe in search of new music, and this week’s mega-playlist contains tracks from 15 countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Japan, […]

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Phosphorescent – ‘C’est La Vie’ (album review)

Phosphorescent – ‘C’est La Vie’ (album review)

 Five years ago, Matthew Houck unveiled Muchacho, which not only would be his breakthrough album as Phosphorescent but also one of the decade’s most remarkable efforts. Within the bold and sweeping soundscapes were stories of restlessness, unhappiness, and remorse, and yet it still felt triumphant. Since 2013, Houck moved from Brooklyn to Nashville with is wife and daughter, built […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.36

Weekend Showcase 4.36

The Weekend Showcase 4.36 edition goes a bit old school in the sense we’re sharing a robust 50 songs. This past week has been incredible when it comes to new music, and the mega-playlist is filled with song-of-the-year candidates. Take a listen and decide what your favorites. As always, numerous countries are represented – sixteen (16) to be precise. They […]

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The Matinee ’18 September 11th – USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 11th – USA Edition

The Matinee ’18 September 11th – USA Edition has a bit of everything. You’ll delight in some ’80s synth-pop and art-pop, gasp to an indie-rock ballad and an Americana fable, and be blown away from a couple of moving numbers. For more music, check out the Rest of the World edition over here.   Ariel Beesley – “Awake All Night” […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.30

Weekend Showcase 4.30

The Weekend Showcase 4.30 edition is another doozy, featuring plenty of summertime fare. Thirty-nine (39) songs are on the mega-playlist, featuring artists and band representing 9 countries. They come from: Australia, Canada, Cuba, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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The Matinee ’18 July 31st

The Matinee ’18 July 31st

The Matinee ’18 July 31st is filled with marvelous tunes and stories. The songs are listed in reverse alphabetical order, except we begin with the long-awaited return of one of music’s geniuses. Phosphorescent – “New Birth in New England” (Brooklyn, USA)  Alternate streams: YouTube, Spotify RIYL: Phosphorescent, Matthew Houck Finally! At long last! It’s coming! Matthew Houck – a.k.a. […]

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61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Today we share our 61 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018, a list that includes long-awaited debuts, returns of some legends, and plenty of emerging talents destined for superstardom. Some of the LPs listed have definite release dates; others are based on substantiated rumors. Then there are a few that are just us desperately hoping for a new record. Let us […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.22

Weekend Showcase 2.22

The weekly summary of the past 7 days of new music. The Weekend Showcase 2.22 edition includes 47 songs by artists from 10 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. Enjoy the great music and discover […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Melodic Tonic ’16, vol. 22

Welcome to this week’s fresh serving of new music cocktails, American style. Since 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of two classic American albums (Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, today we’re pleased to share covers of two artists paying tribute to them both. Also on tap is a trio of songs from artists whose modern folk and sunny […]

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Mundo 50: RevueFest II

Mundo 50: RevueFest II

A year ago when the numerous festivals were announcing their lineups, we were joking around and exchanging names on the artists and bands we would invite if we could curate our own event. This little brainstorming session resulted in us sharing RevueFest, our make-believe, three-day festival. Like what we aimed to do here, the focus was on those hidden gems […]

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50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 2

Yesterday, we shared 25 of our Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. Here’s the other 25. Some are merely speculative (and one would say wishful thinking), but many have been confirmed. The list also features some of the most influential and creative minds in music today. Others are making comebacks after a brief hiatus, which only heightens the anticipation. As always, […]

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Phosphorescent – ‘Live At The Music Hall’

Phosphorescent – ‘Live At The Music Hall’

Phosphorescent’s Live At The Music Hall may go down as the greatest live album of this generation. This is a veteran songwriter, Matthew Houck performing with an incredible live band, performing music new and old on the last four nights of a long tour in their hometown.  It’s a perfect storm of a songwriter and his band at the top […]

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Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

For the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the year that was in music for 2014. Now it’s time to look ahead to some of the albums that we are highly anticipating for 2015. Some of these are guesses (and educated ones at that), and ones we will be monitoring closely. Here’s the list in alphabetical order […]

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Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Neko Case, Nick Cave, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, and Savages

Mundo Musique: Our 25 Favourite Albums of 2013 – Neko Case, Nick Cave, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, and Savages

The list rolls on! Today Ben and I take a look at more of our top albums of 2013.  We’re almost done, tomorrow we list 21-25! But today, here’s 16-20, Neko Case, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phosphorescent, Portugal. The Man, and Savages.  If you missed the last few lists, check out these posts: (1-5) (6-10) (11-15), and be […]

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