Having recently announced a European tour for October, we knew it couldn't be long before new Phosphorescent music was released, and today we get the new single 'New Birth In New England' along with the announcement of a new album called C'est La Vie. It will be released through Dead Oceans on October 5th.

In the five years since Muchacho, Matthew Houck has been through a lot, including falling in love, starting a family, moving out of New York, built his own studio and faced a serious illness. His summation of this is to say "It’s laughable, honestly, how many life-altering events happened... The most significant moments in your life make you feel your insignificance."

What's also apparent, in listening to the new song 'New Birth in New England', is that the most significant things can happen at the most insignificant moments. With a sultry swing, and a relatively joyous piano melody, the track chronicles Houck meeting his new love in a random bar in New England. As Houck tells it, he was "sittin' at a bar in New England I was thinkin' bout another beer," when the lady playing the piano said "don't I know ya Honey?" In a classic Houckian line, he admits his instant attraction saying "Hey well the very first time I laid eyes on you/ Your mama burst into tears." The rest, as they say, is history, the sparks of this initial meeting flying out through this upbeat and practically tropical tune. Check it out below.

Pre-order C'est La Vie from here, and here are those upcoming Phosphorescent tour dates:

EU Dates:
14 Oct - Stockholm, SE @ Berns
15 Oct - Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
16 Oct - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
17 Oct - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
19 Oct - Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
20 Oct - Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club
22 Oct - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
23 Oct - Brussels, BE @ Autumn Falls at Botanique (Orangerie)
24 Oct - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord

UK Dates:
26 Oct - Liverpool @ Grand Central Hall
27 Oct - Dublin @ Tivoli Variety Theatre
28 Oct - Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
30 Oct - London @ Shepherd's Bush Empire