Phosphorescent are hitting the road in support of To Willie, their February 3 release on Dead Oceans. To Willie finds Phosphorescent digging into the Willie Nelson catalog, covering not classics, but deep album cuts. The songs collected on To Willie 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.
On February 26, Phosphorescent kicks off a US tour in support of To Willie. In Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angeles and at a SXSW performance (to be announced), Phosphorescent will be performing the album in its entirety. Of course they will be playing selections from the album every night on tour, but wanted to give fans something special to celebrate the release of this album.
Don’t forget to check out the MP3 for â€œReasons to Quit,â€ the stellar opening track from To Willie. Read what Pitchfork, Fader and Stereogum had to say and download the track from the links below.
Press Alcove (hi-res photos, bio, album art):
02/26/09 Northhampton, MA – Iron Horse
02/27/09 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
02/28/09 Brooklyn, NY – Bell House (Performing To Willie)
03/02/09 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
03/03/09 Columbus, OH – The Summit
03/05/09 Bloomington, IN – The Cinemat
03/06/09 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
03/07/09 Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin – Memorial
03/10/09 Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
03/11/09 Portland, OR – Holocene
03/13/09 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord (Performing To Willie)
03/14/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theatre (Performing To Willie)
03/17-03/20/09 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/21/09 Houston, TX – Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
03/25/09 Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn w/ Deer Tick
03/26/09 Durham, NC – Duke Coffee House w/ Deer Tick
03/27/09 Baltimore, MD – G Spot: Audio/Visual Playground w/ Deer Tick
03/28/09 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Deer Tick