PHOSPHORESCENT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'C'EST LA VIE' ON OCTOBER 5th, SHARES NEW SONG

PHOSPHORESCENT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘C’EST LA VIE’ OCTOBER 5th ON DEAD OCEANS

LISTEN TO NEW SONG “NEW BIRTH IN NEW ENGLAND” HERE: https://youtu.be/wn27g_eKP5I

EXTENSIVE WORLDWIDE TOURING TO ACCOMPANY RELEASE INCLUDING STOP AT TORONTO'S MOD CLUB ON DECEMBER 6th

TORONTO, ON - JULY 30, 2018Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck has announced his new album ‘C’est La Vie,’ to be released October 5th on Dead Oceans. Houck’s first new Phosphorescent release in five years chronicles a life-altering period which saw him fall in love, start a family, leave New York for Nashville, and build a studio from the ground up. With a focus on translating these profound experiences to music as intuitively as he could, Houck pushes the boundaries of what a Phosphorescent record can sound like, balancing the earthy and the incandescent, the troubled and the serene, creating his own musical cosmos in the process.

Nowhere is this more evident than on the new song “New Birth In New England” from ‘C’est La Vie,’ a deceptively breezy snapshot survey of some of those life-altering events, condensed to five genre-defying minutes. Listen to the new track here: https://youtu.be/wn27g_eKP5I

'C’est La Vie’ was produced by Houck and recorded at his Spirit Sounds Studio in Nashville, newly built specifically with these sessions in mind. The album was mixed by Matthew and Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Arctic Monkeys). 

'C’est La Vie’  follows the 2013 Phosphorescent album ‘Muchacho,’ Houck’s best-reviewed and best-selling album to date featuring the undeniable standout track “Song For Zula.” Hailed by Pitchfork for its "beauty and profundity" and Consequence of Sound for "striking gold at every turn," 'Muchacho' saw Houck top multiple year-end lists, perform on Jimmy Fallon, tour extensively as a headliner and also alongside the likes of Father John Misty and The National, play Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza - and record 2015's three-LP, career-spanning 'Live At The Music Hall' set in Brooklyn.

Phosphorescent will tour extensively through the end of 2018, with a full list of newly announced dates below. All North American dates will be supported by Liz Cooper and The Stampede, and includes a stop in Toronto on December 6th at the Mod Club. 

‘C’est La Vie’ is available for pre-order here: https://phosphorescent.ffm.to/cestlavie

‘C’EST LA VIE’ TRACK LIST

1. Black Moon / Silver Waves
2. C’est La Vie No. 2
3. New Birth in New England - Single Artwork: Download
4. There From Here
5. Around The Horn
6. Christmas Down Under
7. My Beautiful Boy
8. These Rocks
9. Black Waves / Silver Moon
Album Artwork: Download

TOUR DATES

 8/3-8/4 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Music Festival

10/14 Stockholm – Berns
10/15 Oslo – Rockefeller
10/16 Gothenburg – Pustervik
10/17 Copenhagen – Vega
10/19 Hamburg – Nochtspeicher
10/20 Berlin – Frannz
10/22 Paris – La Maroquinerie
10/23 Brussels – Autumn Fall at Botanique
10/24 Amsterdam – Paradiso Noord
10/26 Liverpool – Grand Central Hall
10/27 Dublin – Tivoli
10/28 Leeds – Brudenell
10/30 London – Shepherd Bush Empire

11/08 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
11/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s *
11/10 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater *
11/12 Phoenix, AZ  – Crescent Ballroom *
11/14 Santa Ana, CA  –  Observatory OC *
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theatre *
11/17 San Francisco, CA  – The Fillmore *
11/21 Seattle, WA  –  Neptune *
11/24 Denver, CO  –  The Oriental Theatre *
11/26 Lawrence, KS  –  Granada Theater *
11/27 St Louis , MO – The Ready Room  *
11/29 Madison, WI  – Majestic Theatre *
11/30 Chicago, IL  –  Vic Theatre *
12/01 Minneapolis, MN  –  First Avenue *
12/02 Milwaukee, WI  – Turner Hall Ballroom *
12/04 Detroit, MI  –  Saint Andrew’s Hall *
12/05 Columbus, OH  – Newport Music Hall *
12/06 Toronto, ON  – Mod Club *
12/07 Northampton, MA  –  Pearl Street *
12/08 Boston, MA  – Royale *
12/11 Washington, DC  –  9:30 Club *
12/13 Brooklyn, NY–  Brooklyn Steel *
12/14 Philadelphia, PA  –  Theatre of The Living Arts *
* = supported by Liz Cooper and The Stampede

PHOTO CREDIT: DANIEL ARNOLD // DOWNLOAD