Limited clear vinyl LP pressing. Matthew Houck’s first new Phosphorescent release in five years chronicles a life-altering period which saw him fall in love, start a family, leave New York for Nashville, and build a studio from the ground up. Nowhere is this more evident than on “New Birth In New England,” a deceptively breezy snapshot survey of some of those life-altering events, condensed to five genre-defying minutes. 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. It’s not experimental, exactly, but it’s singular and it’s definitely not traditional. That knack, the through-line across the Phosphorescent catalog, is front and center here.