Matthew Houck is taking his Phosphorescent album Muchacho one step further by giving it a deluxe edition. It's being released through his label Dead Oceans, who said it "features bonus material from an intimate pre-release live show recorded at St. Pancras Church in London. The set, performed with Matthew Houck on guitar and Jo Schorrnikow on piano, features Muchacho’s “Song for Zula,” Pride’s “Wolves,” and a cover of Waylon Jennings’ “Storms Never Last.”" Sounds mega.
Take a listen to “Terror In the Canyons,” performed live at St. Pancras Church, and remember that the release date for the album is Oct 29. The Phosporescent tour is currently camped out at Austin City Limits and will travel for the rest of the year, heading to Europe after ACL and then coming back for a four-night stand at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Houck told SPIN magazine that "A lot of this record, for me, is about getting something of what you want and still having your ass handed to you by the world," he said. "Like, 'that's how it is, muchacho. Handle it.'"
Spacelab writer Jeff Daily reviewed Muchacho, saying "Gorgeous record friends...that's my immediate impression after two times through Muchacho, the latest album by Phosphorescent (Matthew Houck)." He went on to say "The record has it all, country-rock, folk-pop, psychedelic sing-alongs, and many more signifiers that don't require hyphens. Let me put it this way, Muchacho is a good way to kick-off spring." Read the full Muchacho review.