Phosphorescent is Matthew Houck, and in Pride he's made a great album for the impending fall. It's sentimental and lonely but still achingly warm. Maybe it has something to do with Houck's transition from Georgia to New York, but there is a distinct longing for home woven throughout the tracks—whether it's the melancholy marching band drums of "At Death, a Proclamation" or the late night wisp of a sing-along found in "A Picture of our Torn Up Praise"—if we were to get emo about it we would say: "the album is the sound of seasons and lives transitioning," but also since we are Happy Dudes Who Enjoy Life and Fun we can say that it jams but in a soft way. It's out on Dead Oceans on October 23rd.
Download: Phosphorescent, "A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise" (right click, save as)