Release date: March 2013
Muchacho is the sixth studio album by American indie rock band Phosphorescent, released on March 19, 2013 through Dead Oceans.
Muchacho was recorded over the course of a year, with production handled by Houck himself, mostly in his own home. "It's not so much a 'studio' as it is a junky practice space - no professionals would ever walk in there and be like, 'Whoa.'"
In an interview with Pichfork, Houck explained why he chose to name the album Muchacho: "If you see someone who is getting uppity, you might just say to them, 'Hey, muchacho, settle down.' I was in Mexico, by myself, feeling pretty raw, and I remembered a line in a Neruda poem somewhere. I can't even remember what it was, but it was something like, 'This is how it is, muchacho.' That kept resonating to me - like, 'You better handle it. This is how it is, muchacho.'"