Phosphorescent (Matthew Houck) has shared a second single from his anticipated first album in five years, C'Est La Vie (due 10/5 via Dead Oceans). "Christmas Down Under" is way different than the Paul Simon-y lead single, which seems like a good sign that this album will not be able to be easily pigeonholed. It's an atmospheric, swaying ballad that manages to make good use of both vocoder vocals and twangy pedal steel, not to mention a dirty, Crazy Horse-style guitar solo. And maybe it's just because of the song title, but it feels like you can hear a little of Men At Work's "Down Under" in the melody too. Listen below.

As mentioned, Phosphorescent is also touring with Liz Cooper and The Stampede, including a NYC show on December 13 at Brooklyn Steel (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Phosphorescent -- 2018 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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