Phosphorescent / To Willie
Album: To Willie   Collection:General
Artist:Phosphorescent   Added:Feb 2009
Label:Dead Oceans  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-02-22 Pull Date: 2009-04-26
Week Ending: Mar 29 Mar 22 Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1
Airplays: 1 2 2 3 5

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 25, 2018: The Library
Can I Sleep In Your Arms
4. Apr 23, 2014: A Family Affair
Can I Sleep In Your Arms
2. Sep 07, 2016: The Library
Can I Sleep In Your Arms
5. Apr 20, 2013: Music Casserole
I Gotta Get Drunk
3. Jun 21, 2016: The Library
Can I Sleep In Your Arms
6. Mar 28, 2013: Daydream Disaster
The Last Thing I Needed (First Thing This Morning)

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2009-02-17, no depression stuff with crystalline male vocs like Paul Simon and Howe Gelb in a blender. Great instrumentation, recording, lyrics, a real tip of the hat to classic Nashville and solemn songwriting. Lap/Pedal steel guitar galore, piano, some gospel layered vocals, the whole nine yards. For fans of Bonnie Prince Billy, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Dylan’s “Desire” era.

1) “reasons to quit”: mid country with solemn lyrics, drug abuse, losing, growing older
2) waltzing ballad, Giant Sand vocal delivery slightly
3) slow deep waltz, classic feel
4) slow Willie Nelson flavored ballad
5) upbeat wide triplet swing/waltz, epic western folk feel
6) epic big jam Rolling Thunder Review feel, harmonica, piano, name it
7) gospel type vocal layers, slow sad ballad, almost a capela, minimal instruments
8) slow triplet ballad, dark with cool subliminal noise bed
9) less of a country feel and more of a spacey pretty pop thing, a classic feel
10) another slow country ballad, slow snare rim shot beat, dark
11) upbeat slightly drunk feel appropriate for “the party’s over” refrain

Track Listing
1. Reasons To Quit   6. I Gotta Get Drunk
2. Too Sick To Pray   7. Can I Sleep In Your Arms
3. Walkin'   8. Heartaches Of A Fool
4. It's Not Supposed To Be That Way   9. Permanently Lonely
5. Pick Up The Tempo   10. The Last Thing I Needed (First Thing This Morning)
  11. The Party's Over