Portugal. The Man
Posted 22 May 2008 - 01:45 PM
New Track listing for Censored Colors
1:Lay Me Back Down
6:Out and In In and Out
10:Sit Back and Dream
Posted 22 May 2008 - 02:08 PM
Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:43 PM
Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:31 PM
Church Mouth is such a fantastic record. I love Waiter: "You Vultures!" though it is more experimental.
Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:28 PM
One of the factors that makes this partnership so unique is that the members of Portugal. The Man will share in the risk as well as in the rewards with Equal Vision, something that is easier for a Platinum act (like Radiohead) than a developing artist.Having self-financed the "Censored Colors" album, and while they had other label options, P.TM welcomed the idea of having an "open canvas" with Equal Vision, where they could work at their own pace and be intimately involved in all factors of their recording career.
Under the mainstream radar, Portugal. The Man has garnered an incredible buzz with the release of two earlier full-length CDs, 2006's Walter: "You Vultures!" and 2007's Church Mouth (the latter of which debuted on the Billboard Top Alternative New Artists chart at luck #13), and three EPs, The Pines, the Devil (2006), Devil Say I, I Say Air (digital EP, 2006), and It's Complicated Being a Wizard (2007). They have amassed kudos from an array of media outlets like Filter ("Portugal The Man hasn't merely evolved from the avant-garde, neo-soul that shaped their earliest works, they've transcended it") and Alternative Press ("...it's the songs that truly set this band apart").
Portugal. The Man’s unique sound has its roots firmly in front man/songwriter John Baldwin Gourley’s abstract vision and unique upbringing. Gourley was raised in a remote log cabin on the outskirts of Wasilla, Alaska that was powered by a generator and had no phone. His mom and dad doubled as a team of dog sled musher's. Add in an extended period of homelessness, a love of science fiction and a desire to make music that does not sound like every other band, and the genesis of Portugal. The Man was formed. Gourley and childhood friend Zachary Scott Carothers formed P.TM in 2003 with Portland, OR’s Jason Sechrist joining in 2005. To this day, PTM employs a rotating cast of guest musicians outside of the core four. Gourley is also an accomplished visual artist having created the stunning artwork for the “Censored Colors” package as well as P.TM’s previous releases, tour posters, t-shirts and other items.)
Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:33 PM
just saw them a few hours ago with rx bandits and i went into it fairly blind. they put on a great show and just have a great black keys/mars volta feel to them. gritty.
Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:53 PM
And I didn't like RX Bandits so much. The lead singer's super charismatic, but his voice lacks originality.
- Philip Pullman
Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:15 AM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:34 AM
edit: 'And I' is good stuff. Portugal never lets me down.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:44 AM
i've skimmed through the other albums, but and the battle begun is amazing. it has a hint of ska elements with a lot of experimentation. i love how the album opens up with an a cappella melody that they sample later in a song. i recommend only for the night, a mouth full of hollow threats, epoxi-lips, apparition, and crushing destroyer.
Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:24 AM
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