Between the studio and the road, Portugal. The Man are perpetually busy; they’ve headlined or supported the likes of HORSE the Band, Circa Survive, Rx Bandits, The Photo Atlas, Gatsby’s American Dream and Earl Greyhound, among many others. And since P.TM’s 2006 debut, the band has managed to release an album every year: 2007’s Church Mouth, 2008’s acclaimed Censored Colors (which featured an expansive suite of songs inspired by Gourley’s childhood exposure to his parents’ cassette of Abbey Road), last year’s The Satanic Satanist (and its acoustic counterpart, The Majestic Majesty) and their just-released American Ghetto, a post Rock sampledelic outing that weaves together elements of Radiohead, Brian Eno, Beck and Blur.
It’s not like they’ve been doing all this in the vacuum of obscurity, either. Alternative Press declared Censored Colors one of 2008’s 10 most essential albums and dubbed Gourley the best vocalist for that year.
They play the 20th Century Theater. Get show details and Sound Advice here.