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Portugal. The Man



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Known for their creative vision, Portugal. The Man puts a unique spin to the psychedelic rock genre. They made their Austin City Limits debut after a stellar performance at the ACL Music Festival.

John Gourley and Zach Carothers began playing music together in high school in Wasilla, Alaska. With the formation of Portugal. The Man in 2005, the band relocated to Portland, Oregon, releasing their first LP Waiter: “You Vultures!” in 2006. The proflic group proceeded to release five more records, including 2009’s companion albums The Majestic Majesty and The Satanic Satanist, of which Entertainment Weekly wrote, “they deliver a sound that’s friendly and familiar without being derivative; it’s a sort of retrofitted make-out van on a club crawl.”

2011’s In the Mountain, In the Cloud and a deal with Atlantic Records brought the band to a wider audience. Paste wrote, “Every new release from the band builds on the sounds and ideas explored in the album that came before. At the same time, they have always found a way to avoid being tied down by any particular genre.”

For their newest release, Evil Friends, the band teamed up with Danger Mouse to push its sound even further. “Portugal. The Man have created something special with Evil Friends,” wrote Pop Matters. “The core songwriting and performances are top notch.” The Austin Chronicle said, “Evil Friends is proof that some bands get big for being good.”