Last we heard from Matthew Houck, Phosphorescent
's 2007 album Pride
was making grown men weep into their whiskey neats from Athens, Ga. to New York City—a move Houck had just made himself.
Now the gothic-folk maestro is taking off again, creaky voice and many-membered accompaniment included. But this time he's going from North back to South, spending most of November touring below the Mason-Dixon. Then after returning to Brooklyn for a cap-off show at The Bell House, the band will reemerge in "very early 2009" (says Houck's publicist) with "new material." Check back for more information about what that means, exactly, as we get it.
6 - Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506 %
7 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Drunken Unicorn %
8 - St. Augustine, Fla. @ Cafe Eleven %
10 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ TSI %
12 - Tampa, Fla. @ New World Brewery %
13 - Orlando, Fla. @ Tanquerays %
14 - Pensacola, Fla. @ Sluggo's %
17 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Bottletree Cafe %
18 - Knoxville, Tenn. @ Pilot Light %
19 - Norfolk, Va. @ The Boot %
20 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9 Night Club %
21 - Baltimore, Md. @ G Spot: Audio/Visual Playground %^
22 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church %
28 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Bell House
% = w/ Virgin Forest
^ = w/ Lights
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