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Posted 2 May 2012 @ 2:34pm

 

Portugal get a little dark muscle courtesy of RZA; a crunching beat, some muttered rap and a Prince-worthy refrain, a sharp pitching chain-gang chorus. The band’s psychedelic swirl is all but erased in this remix, but their soulful melody comes into sharper focus. Sounds good.


 

Posted 9 Jan 2012 @ 9:01am

 

When soaring Portland, Oregon [by way of Alaska] rock collective Portugal. The Man (yes, the errant full stop is part of their title) touch down in Aus­tralia for the upcoming Laneway Festival, you can forgive them for being a little overcautious in regards to the storage of their instruments. You see, the band’s entire arsenal of gear went missing along with their tour van in Chicago...

Posted 2 Nov 2011 @ 12:50pm

Portugal, The Man bring us another slice of upbeat psychedelic folk, lifted from In the Mountain, In the Cloud. There are T.Rex inflections, hand claps and carnival-esque synth scales, and a chorus that comes on soft but ends up knocking you out. Gold.

Posted 20 Jun 2011 @ 6:49pm

With their sixth studio album due out through Warner in July, Portland-based psych-rock outfit Portugal The Man are ready to launch in the Antipodes. Got It All is their first local single and it’s a swell introduction. You can swim in the layers of this lush, exploding single or singalong with the subtly infectious vocal melody. Like Dr Dog, it’s psych rock with a warm heart; a vivid and...

Posted 21 Apr 2011 @ 10:57am

 

Posted 25 Feb 2011 @ 10:58am
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