The first name in dreamy, ambient, almost-folk, Phosphorescent is coming to The Independent at the end of the week. Raised in Alabama but musically reared in hipster-cred hotbeds Athens and Brooklyn, Phosphorescent (born Matthew Houck) sounds just like the perfect melding of the two. Staunchly part of the wild-haired, artsy, NPR-darling school of music, his work is reverent and solemn, with a sparkling strain of folk that ebbs underneath.

His new album, Muchacho, was released just a couple weeks ago. The Indy show this weekend, unsurprisingly, is sold out, but we’ve got what just might be the last pair of tickets. To win them, be the first person to email us at with your name and “Phosphorescent April 6th” in the subject line.

Watch the video for “Song for Zula” below. And also, just because we love them so much, you can check out his Tiny Desk Concert here, too (but only if you don’t have to be anywhere: the video runs 20+ minutes).

Phosphorescent, Strand of Oaks
The Independent
April 6th, 2013
9pm, $15