Album Release: Phosphorescent’s ‘C’est La Vie’ is Out Now

Posted on 10/05/2018

Today, Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck has releases his long-awaited new album C’est La Vie. 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.

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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.

Phosphorescent Tour Dates
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 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

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