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Phosphorescent Shares Video for “C’est La Vie No. 2”

C’est La Vie Out Now via Dead Oceans

May 16, 2019
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Phosphorescent (aka Matthew Houck) released a new album, C'est La Vie, last fall via Dead Oceans (it was our joint Album of the Week). Now he has shared a video for the album's "C'est La Vie No. 2." Jordan Halland directed the clip, which features Houck in New Orleans and the Caribbean Sea. Watch it below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Read our exclusive 2018 joint interview between Phosphorescent and Ethan Hawke.

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." Then he stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform "New Birth in New England." He also covered Radiohead's "House of Cards."

Phosphorescent's previous 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:

May 28 - Fuzz Live Music Club - Tavros, Greece
May 30 - De Kreun - Kortrijk, Belgium
May 31 - Trix - Antwerpen, Belgium
June 1 - Best Kept Secret - Hilvarenbeek, Belgium
June 2 - All Points East - London, United Kingdom
June 4 - Loco Club - Valencia, Spain
June 5 - AMM - Madrid, Spain
June 6 - LAV, Lisboa ao Vivo - Lisboa, Portugal
June 14 - Deluxe - Indianapolis, IN
June 15 - Headliners - Louisville, KY
June 16 - Rockin' at the Knox - Buffalo, NY
June 18 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
June 21 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
June 22 - Firefly Music Festival - Delaware, Dover
July 28 - Newport Folk Festival - Newport, RI
August 9 - Outside Lands Festival - San Francisco, CA
August 24 - Thing - Port Townsend, WA
September 21 - Pilgrimage Festival - Franklin, TN
September 22 - Sing Out Loud Music Festival - St. Augustine, FL

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