This kind of sums up Muchacho by Phosphorescents “a beautiful outing in hauntingly pastoral heartbreak”. Muchacho is my current quotidian. I keep reaching for why I keep listening; there is a deep melodic tone throughout all the songs, a wounded man reaching for meaning.
This is Matthew Houck’s sixth album is well worth making it your quotidian.
The Quotidian Beasts
Well it woke me up early I went and I drew me a bath
Yeah I knew she’d been coming and she had got here at last
Well I started to scold her aw she just started to laugh
Yeah the beast came upon me, I guess it wasn’t so bad
I said It’s you took your claws you slipped em under my skin
There’s parts that got outside, honey I want to put em back in
We’ve been playing like children, honey, now we’ll play it like men
Those parts that got outside, I’m gonna put them back in.
She took the beak of a raven ah she laid it out just for show
She spun it round on the table, honey. Hey, I thought you should know
I saw the streets were of lightning all out the window below
Yeah the beast was upon me, honey, I thought you should know
Her ancient eyes were upon me they were familiar and black
She laid her claws all up on me, she had found me at last
Ah it woke me up early, I went and I drew me a bath
Ah, the beast was upon me, honey, I guess it wasn’t so bad
Muchacho – 2013
1. Sun, Arise!
2. Song for Zula
3. Ride On/Right On
4. Terror in the Canyons
5. A Charm/A Blade
6. Muchacho’s Tune
7. A New Anhedonia
8. The Quotidian Beasts
9. Down to Go
10. Sun’s Arising
Enjoy the Music,