Phosphorescent Shares New Track “Christmas Down Under” From Forthcoming Album | Shore Fire Media

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Phosphorescent Shares New Track “Christmas Down Under” From Forthcoming Album

Phosphorescent Shares New Track "Christmas Down Under" From Forthcoming Album

'C'est La Vie' Is Out October 5th On Dead Oceans

Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck has shared a second track from his forthcoming album 'C'est La Vie,' out October 5th on Dead Oceans. Called "Christmas Down Under," the surrealist, pedal steel-laced slow burner is available for streaming and download today:

'C'est La Vie' is the highly anticipated follow-up to Houck's acclaimed 2013 LP 'Muchacho.' It chronicles a life-altering period during which he fell in love, started a family, relocated from New York to Nashville, and built a new studio from the ground up. The album's lead single, "New Birth in New England," has garnered early raves everywhere from FADER, Stereogum, and Pitchfork, who observed that Houck "writes unguardedly about parenthood and adulthood, falling down and growing up, and the images of heaven and hell we create for ourselves.....'C'est La Vie' is earthbound by a hard-won sense of belonging." 

The track also scored the album a place in New York Magazine's fall music preview this week, with them calling it "a bubbly, polyphonic tune suitable for crowds in Margaritaville or on the roof of [Brooklyn music venue] Elsewhere." 

"New Birth in New England" has also cracked the Top 40 at AAA radio with key stations like Sirius XMU and Spectrum, WFUV (NYC), KCRW (LA), WXPN (Philly), KEXP (Seattle), WRLT (Nashville) and others already spinning the song.

Phosphorescent will tour extensively through the end of 2018, headlining some of the largest venues of his career to date. Liz Cooper and The Stampede will support on all North American shows. See full routing below. 

'C'est La Vie' is available for pre-order here:


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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