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Phosphorescent, “Mermaid Parade” MP3

April 28, 2010

On "Mermaid Parade" Matthew Houck sounds, as usual, resigned to exhaustion. It's all in his vocals, which are filled with dark corners and left-field moans that don't sound healthy coming from someone so young. But that's the trick with Phosphorescent, it's timeworn music masquerading as new. Songs we've never heard before sound like old standards, and "Mermaid Parade" is like the song we took for granted growing up, only to discover that we had to age into it. Houck and co. are going on tour around the release of Here's to Taking it Easy—this time without David Gray. You can check those dates after the jump.

Download: Phosphorescent, "Mermaid Parade"

05/10/10 New York, NY - Other Music 8pm (free in-store performance)
05/11/10 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
05/12/10 Philadelphia, PA - The Blockley w/ The Quelle Source
05/13/10 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge w/ Highlife
05/17/10 Leuven, Belgium - STUK
05/19/10 Gent, Belgium - Vooruit
05/20/10 Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix w/ Rocky Votolato
05/22/10 Ottersum, Netherlands - Roepaen
05/23/10 Den Haag, Netherlands - Paard
05/24/10 Zwolle, Netherlands - Eureka
05/25/10 Berlin, Germany - Roter Salon
05/27/10 Nurnberg, Germany - K4
05/28/10 Vienna, Austria - Fluc
05/29/10 Freiburg, Germany - E-werk
06/01/10 Paris, France - L'Espace B
06/02/10 London, UK - ICA
06/03/10 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
06/04/10 Glasgow, UK - Captain's Rest
06/05/10 Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
06/06/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
09/10/10 Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival w/ Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain, The Mountain Goats, Iron & Wine
09/11/10 Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival w/ The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, The xx

Phosphorescent, “Mermaid Parade” MP3