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Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie
Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie
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Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie

For years, Phosphorescent’s rise was a steady one: tours got a little better, rooms got a little bigger, and with it the music became more intricate, more ambitious in its recording and arrangement. Then came Muchacho, a juggernaut that to date has sold over 100,000 worldwide, with lead single “Song for Zula” now well over 50 million streams. Now, five years later, Phosphorescent returns with his seventh studio LP, C’est La Vie. Recorded in Nashville at Matthew Houck’s own Spirit Sounds Studio, C’est La Vie reveals a crystallization of what made Muchacho such a breakout — a little sweetness and a little menace, sometimes boot-stomping and sometimes meditative.

A lot of life was lived between these records: Houck became a father (twice), built his studio, escaped New York. And C’est La Vie does have a hefty, career-spanning feel. But there’s a newfound wisdom, too, a deeper well for all that livin’. The magic of Matthew Houck’s music has always been the way he weaves shimmering, almost golden-sounding threads through elemental, salt-of-the-earth sounds. It’s not experimental, exactly, but it’s singular and it’s definitely not traditional. That knack, the through-line across the Phosphorescent catalogue, is front and centre here.

TRACK LISTING

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

PRODUCT DETAILS

Artist:  Phosphorescent
Label:  Dead Oceans
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Indie & Alternative
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  DOC113LP-C1
Released: 05 October 2018

Indies only coloured vinyl.

Regular price £20.00