Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Release of the Week: Phosphorescent - Too Willie
After the 2007 late arriving hit Pride, Phosphorescent seemed to be lost in the cataloged of Brooklyn 'almosts'. A year and a half later Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent) surprises everyone with a tribute to Willie Nelson.
Matthew's take on these old Nelson songs could prove to be brilliant. He has a quite ability to draw the listener into a song and leave you longing for more.
"Now Phosphorescent has done the same for Willie Nelson by bringing us To Willie. Here, Matthew Houck has selected 11 of his favorite Willie Nelson songs and does much more than just simply cover them. He has not selected the greatest hits, but rather digs deep, offering renditions of hidden Nelson gems and lost classics. The songs collected here seem cracked from Phosphorescent's proprietary mold with Matthew Houck's unmistakable voice leading the way. They feel lived in, they feel weathered and they feel just like Phosphorescent." - Dead Ocean
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