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Phosphorescent Shares C’est La Vie No. 2 Music Video

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

U.S. Tour Dates Continue Through Summer 2019, Including Festival Stops At Newport, Outside Lands, Firefly, Pilgrimage, Thing

Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck has shared his official video for “C’est La Vie No. 2,” the initial visual from his first new album in five years, C’est La Vie, which was released this past October on Dead Oceans. Directed by Jordan Halland, “C’est La Vie No. 2” follows Houck’s solo adventures through late nights in New Orleans and sunrises in the Caribbean Sea, as serene color palettes make idyllic backdrops for the song’s “starkly personal lyrics” (Rolling Stone) - ruminating on individual purpose, cosmic insignificance, and the ongoing cycle of life, death and new birth. Watch the “C’est La Vie No. 2” video here: 

Recorded after a tumultuous half decade following the breakout success of 2013’s MuchachoC’est La Vie earned raves from Pitchfork, New York Magazine, Stereogum and beyond, plus performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and CBS This Morning. C’est La Vie led Brooklyn Vegan to comment that “Matthew Houck is truly one of those naturals, a Petty or a Springsteen” and NPR Music to deem Houck “the guy you actually want to sit next to at a bar.”

Phosphorescent and his sprawling six-piece band will take C’est La Vie across the world this summer, including June tour dates in the United States and a slew of festival appearances through the end of 2019. A full list of dates is below.



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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