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C'est La Vie Due Out This Friday via Dead Oceans

Oct 03, 2018
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Phosphorescent (aka Matthew Houck) is releasing a new album, C'est La Vie, this Friday (October 5) via Dead Oceans. Last night he stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform the album's first single "New Birth in New England." It was a spirited full band take on the song and the audience seemed into it more than they are most late night TV performances. Watch it below, followed by Phosphorescent's upcoming tour dates.

Previously Phosphorescent shared the album's first two singles, "New Birth in New England" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), "Christmas Down Under" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week), and almost title track "C'est La Vie No. 2."

Pick up Under the Radar's current print issue (Issue 64) to read our exclusive joint interview between Phosphorescent and Ethan Hawke.

Phosphorescent's last album was 2013's Muchacho. In the five years since, Houck fell in love, had kids, and moved from New York to Nashville. Once there he built is own studio from scratch, Spirit Sounds Studio. C'est La Vie was recorded there and was produced by Houck. Houck mixed the album with Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Arctic Monkeys). 

A previous press release described the album as such: "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."

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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