Posts Tagged ‘Portugal. the Man’

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.

December 7, 2017
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We’ve been touting Portugal. the Man’s Feel It Still as one of the best tracks of the year, so it’s been very vindicating to watch my favorite American psych rock band get nominated for a Grammy for the funky swaggering jam, which has now become the most ubiquitous and omnipresent hit of 2017. Over the course of the past several months, an insane amount of ridiculously good remixes of Feel It Still have surfaced in the music scene. But there’s always room for one more brilliant rendition, particularly when its this edit by NYC’s Jenaux. Feel It Still gets some chill dreamy feels on the languorous future funk re-work. It’s a brassy playful, jazzy chic romp with smooth glossy corners and luscious synths. Grab it for free, here.

October 5, 2017
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I think we’ve shared at least half a dozen remixes of Portugal. the Man’s dominating single Feel It Still. It’s a whopping number and a testament to how truly bodacious the funky swaggering hit really is. We named it one of our top songs of the year, and it went on to snag our favorite American psych rock band their first Billboard #1. Gryffin pays tribute to the song on his latest release, too, giving it the good ol’ coruscant winged, halcyon lifting griffin treatment. And what’s a Gryffin remix without those requisite effulgent guitars and iridescent future chops? We’re feeling it, and we’ll be feeling it still for a very long time to come. Do yourself a favor, catch Gryffin on his expansive Castle In The Sky tour, details are available, 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.

August 2, 2017
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I said it from the very first moment it met my ears, but Portugal. the Man’s Feel It Still is without a doubt one of the best songs of 2017, if not THE best song of the year. It seems, the world is in agreement now. Feel It Still recently achieved number 1 status over on the Billboard charts, and it’s quickly become the song of summer, appearing over the radio, across television advertisements, in dance videos, and everywhere in between. As such, an endless stream of fine remixes, both official and unofficial, has been flowing through the scene. Puerto Rico’s Volta and Brooklyn’s Oji, better known together as production duo ojivolta, are the latest electronic savants to turn in a more than worthy edit of Feel It Still. They take full advantage of the original’s wonky funk and heady psychedelia on their gritty and brassy future funk and chill trap remix. The whimsically mesmeric, frisky and feisty edit stays true to the original’s mischievous quality. For more of ojivolta’s sonic creativity, check out their releases on Soundcloud, here.

July 26, 2017

I’m always overjoyed when Charli XCX releases new music, and I never know quite what to expect, having followed her career since her early electropop days. New song Boys is a sugary bop, and it comes with music video filled with endless celebrity and musician cameos. From Chromeo to Charlie Puth, Flume to G Eazy, Mac DeMarco to Brendan Urie, Kaytranada to Portugal. the Man, this one has them all. It’s loads of fun just to try and pick out everyone while bopping your head to the infectious pop song. Charli XCX directed the video herself, too. Boys is a fizzy light treat compared to the British artist’s prior release, her punchy mixtape Number 1 Angel. Grab the single, 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.