Posts Tagged ‘P.tM’

February 21, 2018
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It’s super cold out right now, but a part of me really wishes it were warm enough for camping. I’d bring along these amazing new remixes of Portugal. the Man’s Live In The Moment, which is yet another superb tune off the Grammy winning psych rockers’ album Woodstock. Fellow Grammy winner Tycho, or San Francisco’s own celebrated producer and musician, Scott Hansen, has created two gorgeous edits of the tune, one a “Sunrise Remix”, which you can stream above, and the other a “Sunset Remix”, which you can find below. The sunrise remix is an ambient electronic meets post-rock rendition that oscillates and flows with bright eyed energy. No need for coffee when you have this fresh and dewy track to wake up to and remind you of the pristine beauty of the world. Tycho’s Sunset Remix, as you might guess, is more demure and tempered. Its chillwavey varnish is perfect for watching the sun tuck itself below the horizon. Nightfall creeps around the bend as we settle in to

reflect on the day’s passing and watch the embers glow in a crackling campfire. Tycho’s introspective Sunset Remix leads us into the dark, where we find ourselves looking forward once again to dropping on his Sunrise Remix at dawn. Who else, but Tycho could create such thoughtful and profound remixes, all the while still showcasing Portugal. The Man’s ever infectious original? Catch Tycho on tour this spring, details and ticket availability can be found, here.

February 8, 2018

Our long time loves, Portugal. the Man, deserved every bit of the Grammy they won for their wildly successful hit single Feel It Still, which we immediately named as one of 2017′s best songs when it first surfaced last March. I do, however, feel conflicted over the fact that the Grammy Awards chose not to include any performances by Portugal. the Man, or by The War On Drugs or The National, either, despite their respective Grammy wins. In fact, there was barely any time set aside for rock music and alt music at all! But we’re still incredibly happy about the wins. Let’s celebrate by watching Portugal. the Man’s music video for their latest single off phenomenal 2017 album Woodstock (the Alaska natives’ eighth full length). Keep On is as much a swaggering brawler of a psych funk inflected alt banger as pretty much every other track on Woodstock. Its edgy video offers a more than ample amount of kinky latex, among other things. Catch Portugal. the Man on tour, details can be found, here. WOODSTOCK can be found, here.

September 18, 2017
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What’s that, you say? Another remix of Portugal. the Man’s funky strutting, slick swaggering hit Feel It Still? Yes, I agree we’ve heard a crazy amount of those lately. Chalk it up to how magnificent the original is, but also let’s give a standing ovation to all the amazing producers who have seamlessly created their own unique takes on the tune. South Korean native NIKÖ BLANK offers up the latest imaginative re-work. The producer gives Feel It Still a smoldering future bass re-fix that takes us on a dark and atmospheric, majestic and cinematic adventure through the deepest regions of the mind. It’s gritty yet cosmic, suspenseful yet liberating. And it’s a free download, here.

September 2, 2017
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I was completely mind blown when psych rock faves Portugal. the Man teased a new remix by ZHU the other day. I never thought we’d be treated to a track that brought together Portugal. the Man’s funky swaggering rock and ZHU’s deep, dark house, but here we are, dancing to an atmospheric rumbling, muggy pumping remix of chart topping hit Feel It Still in pure ecstasy. Its curling bass and lavish synths even seem to bring us some sexy SOFI TUKKER vibes. We’ll be dancing all weekend long to this decadent track. The original is of course off of Portugal. the Man’s wicked new album WOODSTOCK, available, here. Download/purchase ZHU’s remix, here.

June 16, 2017
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Nary a day has gone by lately without my sharing some form of new Portugal. the Man material, be it new tastes off of the band’s album WOODSTOCK, which arrives TOMORROW (note my extreme excitement), or incredible remixes of their magnificent single Feel It Still. I can’t wait for my copy of Woodstock to arrive tomorrow, but before we embark on that album journey, my favorite American psych rock band has unveiled another new treat to amplify are enthusiasm. Rich Friends is yet another behemoth jam from WOODSTOCK. It’s a bluesy snarling, funky searing tune that has me thoroughly convinced that WOODSTOCK is going to be a spectacular album, not just a one or two track wonder. Portugal. the Man is so going to slay at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley this July. If you’ve yet to lock in your copy of WOODSTOCK, grab it, here. Find out more about their tour, here.

June 14, 2017
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Portugal. the Man’s Feel It Still is one of my favorite songs of the year. Its a funkalicious and vivacious whirlwind, and some fine remixes of the track have been surfacing for the track this past month. Parisian duo Ofenbach are the masterminds behind the latest spectacular dance edit. They’ve given Feel It Still their earthy stomping house treatment, and it’s another can’t miss approach on the ace tune. It’s almost like Portugal. the Man gone Broken Back.

June 3, 2017

I’m still kind of gutted that I had to miss my favorite American psych rock band, Portugal. the Man, when they played the intimate Independent in San Francisco earlier this year. The ticket for that show was a combo purchase with their Greek Theatre show in late July, too. I’ve yet to hear one of my favorite songs of the year, funky playful Feel It Still, live. Today, the band returns to their rock roots with a new single named So Young. It’s a steady thrumming, smoky cured charmer and proof that Portugal. the Man’s next album is going to be a diversified treat. Snarling riffs, brassy horns, and plenty of John Gourley’s slinky slick vocals bedeck the gem. We’ll get to hear Woodstock in full come June 16th. Pre-order, here.

May 22, 2017
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I’ve gushed aplenty over my love for Portugal. the Man’s psychedelic funk joyride Feel It Still, and I’ve given Lido’s remix of the track endless adulation as well. Today, we target our praise ats a new edit of the magnificent song by Dallas producer Medasin. His remix is nothing short of brilliant, too. Feel It Still goes twilight chill and dreamy surreal on this sublimely mellow future beats rendering. Medasin’s Feel It Still is more like “feel it forever”, and it’s out now on iTunes, here.

May 15, 2017
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I’ve been bumping this one countless times a day since it first surfaced late last week. If this is your first encounter with this epic remix, you’ve been missing out! Portugal. the Man’s funky grooving, snappy shimmying Feel It Still is one of my favorite tracks of the year. Imagine my surprise when a remix surfaced crafted by none other than esteemed multi-instrumentalist and producer Lido? That’s right, Feel It Still has received a genius Lido treatment, and it’s incredible (and swag, SO swag)! Feel It Still goes finespun future bass on this texture intricate extravaganza, which is out now on iTunes, here.

April 28, 2017

The good news continues to roll in this week as my favorite American psych rock band (who’ve proven themselves to be expert troubadours in far more than just psych rock) release details regarding their next full length album. Woodstock will be Portugal. the Man’s eight studio album, and it drops on June 16th. The Alaskan outfit lead by John Gourley is already responsible for one of my favorite tracks of the year in the form of funky strutting Feel It Still. They now follow it up with a sleek new taster from Woodstock by giving us steady stomping, sooty spiraling Number One Number One featuring Richie Havens and ever talented Philly man, Son Little. The genre bending alt track is an instant grat download if you pre-order Woodstock (as I’m about to) from major outlets, here.