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  1. Not A Heel
  2. Aw Come Aw Wry #5
  3. Joe Tex, These Taming Blues
  4. Aw Come Aw Wry #6
  5. I Am A Full Grown Man (I Will Lay In the Grass All Day)
  6. Dead Heart
  7. Aw Come Aw Wry #3
  8. South (Of America)
  9. Lost Name
  10. Endless Part 1
  11. Endless Part 2
  12. Nowhere Road, Georgia, February 21, 2005

"Glacially paced, eccentrically orchestrated, lyrically oblique songs…At its frequent best, Aw Come Aw Wry successfully fuses indie Americana atmospherics with gospel and country melodies to achieve a striking and esoteric sound."--Pitchfork

"The album is everything fans of folk embrace about indie rock, and everything indie rock fans embrace about folk. You name it, it's featured on the album. You want songs that haunt and move you? "South (of America)" should remedy your ailment with its plodding drumbeats and sparse piano. Do you ever wonder what Jeff Magnum would create if he were Jay Farrar? The slide guitar and big horns of "Joe Tex, These Taming Blues" will answer your imaginative query in just five glorious minutes." --Tiny Mix Tapes

Misra Records PHOSPHORESCENT --- "Aw Come Aw Wry"

MSR 030 2005 $10.00
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Phosphorescent is the nom de rock of American multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Matthew Houck. Originally from Alabama, he is currently based in Brooklyn.

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From Dusted:

"Phosphorescent received a warm critical reception for their 2004 EP The Weight of Flight, drawing comparisons to Will Oldham, Neutral Milk Hotel and Bob Dylan. Aw Come Aw Wry, their second full-length, further refines songwriter Matt Houck’s eccentric Southern aesthetics, and manages to work a ragged batch of off-kilter, sometimes rowdy ballads into an intriguing album that sounds as familiar as it does experimental.

Houck’s voice, full of drawls and cracks, may never escape comparisons to Oldham, but as was the case with their two previous releases, Phosphorescent do more than merely tread among the Southern alt-folk canon. Houck takes some artistic license on Aw Come Aw Wry that adds a sense of inspiration to a sound that is steeped in tradition, even if some of the album’s detours seem slightly off track."




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