They tie into the way my dad and other people escaped to Alaska in the 70s, and represent their proud independence and courage. It was Alaska. The Man were trudging through the Boston snow to start work on their fourth release in four years, The Satanic Satanist. It keeps you thinking, keeps you growing and progressing. If you stop and let it sit for too long, I feel like you start to lose track of where you were going. The Man spent two weeks in Seattle with their friends in Kay Kay and the Weathered Underground making an album Gourley says he wrote in tribute to the music of a youth spent tuned to oldies radio as his parents drove around Alaska. This was a big step for the band. But the group, now based in Portland, Oregon, was clearly ready for the next big step, Historically, the band waited until they actually entered the recording studio to begin writing music or lyrics; this time, they did some pre-production.
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The Man has a new album coming out called Woodstock. They created a shit-ton of individual songs, but as a whole, none of them hung together in a way that felt right. First, John got some parental tough love from his old man, who called John on the proverbial carpet or dogsled or whatever you put people on when you want to yell at them in Alaska. Write songs and then put them out? The whole thing started John thinking about why the band seemed to be stuck on a musical elliptical machine from hell and, more importantly, about how to get off of it.
He realized that, in the same tradition of bands from that era, Portugal.
Join Songkick to track Portugal. The Man and get concert alerts when they play near you. Be the first to know when they tour near St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. The rock band from Alaska consists of members, lead vocalist, John Baldwin Gourley, who also plays the, guitar, organ and drums, Zachary Carothers on the bass guitar, Kyle O’Quin on the keyboards, synthesisers and guitar and Jason Sechrist on the drums.
The original members of the band met at high school, where they began jamming, -playing music together- in the Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. The original band formed in , and they called themselves, “Anatomy of a Ghost”, which was the work of John Gourley and Zach Carothers.
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Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Six full-length albums in six years, nonstop touring, a stint with The Black Keys and festival stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza—up until this moment, Portugal. The Man embodied all dimensions of DIY rock range. When it came time to begin work on the seventh album, Gourley thought long and hard about the next move and kept coming back to one concept: The most satisfying work is collaborative work.
From building houses with his father in Alaska to building a devoted fanbase, he had sought partnerships. So he took a bold step — bold for a proven band, bolder still for its uncertainty of sound — a step up to the apartment of a possible collaborator, Danger Mouse.
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What made you finally do Woodstock as a pop album? If you listen to the element of Evil friends , it sort of has that pop sound. It kinda depends on who you end up working with. We grew up with 90s Hip-Hop, like Missy Elliot and stuff like that, so it was kinda an opportunity for us to be able to make that record we want to make and we talked about it. Also, wanting it to be sort of a nostalgic record.
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In fact, Portugal. Within the past year, Portugal. Defying the odds when they were against them, Portugal. With their hometown having a population of just under 10, people , growing up, the band was very isolated from the musical revolution taking place in the rest of the United States. Joking that their inspirations when they were young were dog mushers, they admit the very little access they had to music.
Forming in high school, and heavily admiring punk music, the band would discover songs through skate videos and mixtapes. Given that punk did not appear on Alaska radio stations , they had to take it upon themselves to discover new music.
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Fame came fast for Portugal. The Man. But represents just one chapter in a longer narrative. The band has been around long enough to produce eight studio albums, and its current lineup has been together since
Released as the second single from Woodstock, this topped the Adult Alternative chart, becoming Portugal. The Man’s first #1 on any Billboard listing. Frontman.
Sia, Portugal. The M The Man, Gnash and more are getting kid-friendly for a new charity album. The Man contributes a track called Add to Chrome. Sign in. Home Local Classifieds.