Slacker Logo
Tuning

Portugal. The Man

ON AIR
Advertisement

Bio

There has to be some credit given for this band's name alone -- co-founder John Gourley once explained it as an attempt to create a demi-mythic entity bigger than the individual members. Formed in Wasilla, Alaska, Portugal. The Man (yes, there's a period in the middle of their name) grew out of the ashes of Anatomy of a Ghost, a post-hardcore band whose vocalist and guitarist -- Gourley and Zach Carothers, respectively -- opted to continue working together. Rounding out the new band's lineup was keyboardist/singer Wes Hubbard, himself a veteran of other Alaskan groups, and the trio eventually relocated from Alaska to Portland, Oregon. Their initial existence in the Pacific Northwest was the typical hardscrabble life of a band with few resources, but drummer Jason Sechrist (formerly of Konmai Defense System) joined to form a more stable lineup. The band's profile received a boost from the Internet (the musicians made heavy use of MySpace and PureVolume for promotional purposes), and Portugal. The Man released an initial EP in 2005 before issuing their debut album, Waiter: You Vultures!, in early 2006. The next year, the group (whose lineup had once again reverted to three members, as Hubbard had left and was replaced by touring keyboardist Ryan Neighbors), issued Church Mouth, whose aggressive sound bore traces of Led Zeppelin and Jane's Addiction. The bandmates then opted to finance their third record themselves, drawing upon a wealth of guest musicians -- including trombonists, trumpeters, and violinists -- to create the eclectic Censored Colors. In 2009 the group released The Satanic Satanist, then quickly followed up the next year with the mellower and more electronic American Ghetto. Later that year, the band signed with Atlantic Records. Guitarist Noah Gersh joined the band for their 2011 summer tour. The group recorded their major label debut album, In the Mountain in the Cloud in late 2011; it was produced by John Hill, mixed by Andy Wallace, and released in July of 2012. A month earlier, Sleep Forever, a 13-minute short directed by Michael Ragen, and shot entirely in Gourley's hometown, premiered on the Independent Film Channel. This was the last recording for members Sechrist and Neighbors, who were replaced by drummer Kane Richotte and keyboardist Kyle O'Quin. Portugal. The Man enlisted Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) as producer for 2013's Evil Friends; the album was released in June of 2013. ~ Ned Raggett
Read All Read Less

Albums by
Portugal. The Man

    12 songs

    On Air

    Evil Friends

    10 songs

    On Air

    The Majestic Majesty

    11 songs

    On Air

    In the Mountain in the Cloud

    15 songs

    On Air

    Censored Colors

    11 songs

    On Air

    American Ghetto

    11 songs

    On Air

    The Satanic Satanist

    15 songs

    On Air

    Censored Colors

    12 songs

    On Air

    Church Mouth

    13 songs

    On Air

    Waiter: "You Vultures!"

    4 songs

    On Air

    Devil Say I, I Say Air

    4 songs

    On Air

    Remix EP

    1 song

    On Air

    Heavy Games

    1 song

    On Air

    Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue

    2 songs

    On Air

    Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue

    1 song

    On Air

    Evil Friends

    2 songs

    On Air

    Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)

    1 song

    On Air

    Soul Got Out Of The Box (feat. Yoko Ono)

    11 songs

    On Air

    Satanic Satanist [LP]

    10 songs

    On Air

    It's Complicated Being a Wizard

    10 songs

    On Air

    iTunes Live from SoHo


Top Songs by
Portugal. The Man

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   People Say
  3.   Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)
  4.   Purple Yellow Red and Blue
  5.   All My People
  6.   The Dead Dog
  7.   AKA M80 the Wolf
  8.   Modern Jesus
  9.   My Mind
  10.   So American
  11.   Sugar Cinnamon
  12.   60 Years
  13.   Lay Me Back Down
  14.   Atomic Man
  15.   Evil Friends
  16.   Lovers in Love
  17.   Guns and Dogs
  18.   Work All Day
  19.   Smile
  20.   Head Is a Flame (Cool with It)
  21.   Sleep Forever
  22.   Church Mouth
  23.   The Sun
  24.   Do You
  25.   Kill Me. The King
  26.   All Mine
  27.   Children
  28.   Creep in a T-Shirt
  29.   Chicago
  30.   Hard Times
  31.   Salt
  32.   Someday Believers
  33.   Sea of Air
  34.   Senseless
  35.   Once Was One
  36.   1989
  37.   (Intermission)
  38.   How the Leopard Got Its Spots
  39.   Heavy Games
  40.   Main Man
  41.   Holy Roller (Hallelujah)
  42.   Waves
  43.   Hip Hop Kids
  44.   Plastic Soldiers
  45.   The Pines
  46.   You Carried Us (Share with Me the Sun)
  47.   Share with Me the Sun
  48.   Floating (Time Isn't Working My Side)
  49.   Everything You See (Kids Count Hallelujahs)
  50.   When the War Ends
  51.   The Pushers Party
  52.   Some Men
  53.   Just a Fool
  54.   Fantastic Pace
  55.   Do What We Do
  56.   1000 Years
  57.   Everyone Is Golden
  58.   The Woods
  59.   1989/Our Way
  60.   Out and in and in and Out
  61.   Telling Tellers Tell Me
  62.   Oh Lord
  63.   Bellies Are Full
  64.   Sleeping Sleepers Sleep
  65.   Sun Brother (Excerpt)
  66.   Horse Warming Party
  67.   Elephants
  68.   Gold Fronts
  69.   Guns. Guns...Guns
  70.   The Devil
  71.   Our Way
  72.   Break
  73.   Mornings
  74.   The Home
  75.   Colors
  76.   Shade
  77.   Dawn
  78.   The Bottom
  79.   Stables & Chairs
  80.   Evil Friends by Danny Brown
  81.   All Your Light (Times Like These)
  82.   Our Times
  83.   Let You Down
  84.   Hard Times and Our Times
  85.   Sit Back and Dream
  86.   Never Pleased
  87.   New Orleans
  88.   And I
  89.   Tommy
  90.   Bad, Bad Levi Brown
  91.   Marching with 6
  92.   Waiter
  93.   Created
  94.   Emerald Magic
  95.   Opal Magic
  96.   Ruby Magic
  97.   Sapphire Magic
  98.   Amethyst Magic
  99.   Crystal Magic
  100.   Amber Magic
  101.   Gold Magic
  102.   It's Complicated Being a Wizard
  103.   Part I: The Colors
  104.   Part II: The Twenty-Five

Stations & Shows Featuring
Portugal. The Man

    On Air

    Indie Sunset

    On Air

    Indie Sunrise

    On Air

    Indie Sunshine

    On Air

    Fired Up Hits

    On Air

    Alternative Deep Dive

    On Air

    Pink Floyd: DNA

    On Air

    Soft Rock

    On Air

    Alternative Chill

    On Air

    Indie Hits

    On Air

    Rockero

    On Air

    The Current


Artists Related to
Portugal. The Man

On Air

The Fall of Troy

On Air

Circa Survive

On Air

The Sound of Animals Fighting

On Air

HORSE the Band

On Air

Nurses

On Air

Gatsbys American Dream

On Air

Dance Gavin Dance

On Air

Lightning Love

On Air

Stereolab

On Air

New London Fire

On Air

Hellogoodbye

On Air

Slow Runner

On Air

The Sonnets

On Air

Facing New York

On Air

Godzuki

On Air

Ape School

On Air

Hannah Hunt

On Air

TV Girl

On Air

Dominant Legs

On Air

Ryan Lynch

On Air

The Show Is the Rainbow

On Air

SJD

On Air

The High Llamas

On Air

The Black Neon

On Air

Marsmobil

On Air

At the Drive-In

On Air

Psapp

On Air

Headlights

On Air

Boy Eats Drum Machine

On Air

Barcelona

On Air

The Incredible Moses Leroy

On Air

The Sleeping

On Air

Bluebottle Kiss

On Air

Kane Hodder

On Air

Baustelle

On Air

Emarosa

On Air

The Notwist

On Air

VHS or Beta

On Air

Roommate

On Air

Rilo Kiley

On Air

Hurt

On Air

Thing-One

On Air

Vanilla Sky

On Air

My Epic

On Air

Found

On Air

Loved

On Air

Magnetic Fields

On Air

New Radiant Storm King

On Air

The Rural Alberta Advantage