Phosphorescent has entered a new post-honky-tonk / post- classic rock phase, and the new album Muchacho is the beginning of that. It has a release date of Mar. 19 on Dead Oceans, and today we get to hear Muchacho in full.
After Matthew Houck completed his tour of Here's To Taking It Easy in 2011, he set out to do two things: not do the album / tour cycle right away and move in a different direction and creative process for the next album. Instead of writing songs, he started making sounds. "They weren't songs, they were just strange sound pieces. I've always had that element in my work, and one or two weird, ambient pieces seem to squeeze themselves onto every record, but suddenly I was doing a lot of those."
NPR Music said that it "finds a way to aim heavenward while still hitting nerves closer to home. In a series of humbly soaring ballads that drift and bloom over five, six and even seven minutes, the band's sixth album captures a bit of the grandiose loveliness of Phosphorescent's choirboy-folk peers in Fleet Foxes and My Morning Jacket."
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