Portugal. The Man burst onto the indie rock scene in 2005 out of Portland, Oregon. Portland
has been called the "indie rock mecca" by SLATE Magazine, launching big name acts like Blind Pilot, The Decembrists, and Elliott
Smith. With six studio albums in their discography, Portugal. The Man released their seventh album "Evil Friends" with famed,
it-producer Danger Mouse in June and look to take to the road to play their tunes, new and old, for their legions of fans.
No stranger to massive tours, Portugal. The Man has played some of the biggest venues like Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
and Lolapalooza. "The Atomic Man" is the first hit of their new album and you are going to want to catch this great live act
when they hit the road to support "Evil Friends."
With the release of their new album, Portland-based indie rock quartet
Portugal. The Man looks to climb the charts thanks to their most radio-friendly album yet. They are heading out on tour to
support this new endeavor, and fans are already clamoring for tickets to see them in person. Since the release of their first
album in 2005, Portugal. The Man has kept a steady diet of touring and recording, playing at some of the biggest music festivals
of the year. This year will be no different. The band will be making stops in Chicago, Portland and Anchorage, Alaska.
Before Portugal. The Man became a rockin' band with a steady drummer, they had to rely on other means
to create the beats they wanted. This often meant using drum machines and synth-loops to create the backing beat they were
going for. Their first drummer was Jason Sechrist. He was replaced by child actor Kane Ritchotte. Have a live drummer added
a whole new layer to the band's sound.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the members of Portugal.
The Man should be very flattered. Bands like Bear Mountain, Terry Urban and Passion Pit have all covered the band's songs,
making them even more popular with fans. There's nothing this band can't do, and it's obvious that they will be around for
a long time to come.
About the Artist
Longtime friends, John Gourley and Zach Carothers started the band
Anatomy of a Ghost in Wasilla, Alaska, in 2002. After enjoying brief success, Anatomy of a Ghost disbanded, and the Gourley's
side project called Portugal. The Man quickly commanded their full attention. After the duo relocated to the indie music capital
of the country, Portland, Oregon, Portugal. The Man released their freshman album Waiters: You Vultures! in 2006. They have
continued making almost an album a year since. Their newest album, Evil Friends, has dropped and loyal and new fans alike
will love this much-anticipated collaboration with Brian Burton, or better known to the world as Danger Mouse, from Gnarls
Barkley and Broken Bells. The tour to promote the new album is already under way and fans are filling arenas and concert venues
around the country trying to get a glimpse of this up-and-coming band.
The band, which began as a side project, has
built up a loyal fan base since its inception in 2005. They have enjoyed success with a string of closely released studio
albums, but it is their reputation as a live act that stands out. Fans across the world enjoy seeing Portugal. The Man in
concert, as they play a unique brand of indie rock, infusing blues and hip hop beats with a rock guitar sound. Music fans
won't want to miss this unique band when they come to a venue near you.
Portugal. The Man has enjoyed success seemingly from the beginning of their careers, it was the release of their second album,
Church Mouth, that really set them apart from other acts in the business. The album received radio play, and they were able
to set out on a headlining tour with The Photo Atlas, Play Radio Play, Tera Melos and The Only Children. From then on, the
band's popularity and notoriety began to grow. Not only was their music easy to listen to and fun to dance to, the band was
fun to watch. Their live shows were becoming stuff of legend, and fans flocked to concert venues around the country to spend
an evening with this rowdy bunch.
With their down-to-earth look and stripped down style,
the band is very likable and approachable. They have something to say and they say it in a clear way. With the haunting vocals
of lead singer John Gourley, harmonizing vocals and talented instrumental additions, the band puts on a great show. Every
fan feels as though the band is singing directly to them. And with guitar riffs, high-pitched chorus-singing and danceable
back beats, this band is as much fun to listen to as they are to watch. There's nothing quite like Portugal. The Man. They
have to be seen to be believed.