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Phosphorescent announces first album in 5 years & tour, shares song


It’s been five long years since Phosphorescent last released an album, 2013’s Muchacho, and that album only sounds better with age. Its heartland synth rock vibes, especially on larger-than-life single “Song for Zula,” have gone on to enter indie rock’s zeitgeist, making Muchacho feel a little prescient. Now he’s finally ready to follow it with a new album, C’est La Vie, which comes out on October 5 via Dead Oceans. The first single is “New Birth in New England,” which is a little different than Muchacho; it’s kinda got Paul Simon/Vampire Weekend vibes. Listen below.

Main Phosphorescent member Matthew Houck produced the album himself, and he co-mixed it with big-name producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, etc). That’s the artwork above and you can check out the tracklist below. Pre-order it here.

Phosphorescent also announced a fall tour, which has Liz Cooper and The Stampede opening most dates, including the NYC show on December 13 at Brooklyn Steel. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon. All dates are listed below.

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1. Black Moon / Silver Waves
2. C’est La Vie No. 2
3. New Birth in New England
4. There From Here
5. Around The Horn
6. Christmas Down Under
7. My Beautiful Boy
8. These Rocks
9. Black Waves / Silver Moon

Phosphorescent — 2018 Tour Dates
8/3-8/4 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Music Festival
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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