Posts Tagged ‘Portugal. the Man’

June 6, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.02.2017 – 06.04.2017

Feature Selections – June 2-4, 2017

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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

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

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.

May 2, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 04.28.2017 – 04.30.2017

Feature selections – April 28-30, 2017

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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.

April 21, 2017

Not only has this Salzinger fellow won me over with his latest remix, a riveting flip of Boston project Sleeping Lion’s Generous, but the enigmatic producer confirms his firm hold with the bevy of edits he released prior, too. I find myself totally entranced and falling into a profoundly meditative state as Salzinger’s fine texture and electrifying shimmers flick their way through my ears. His “sleeping lion” must be caught up in one surreal dream. This future bass remix is nothing short of breathtaking. If it is a dream, I’d be happy to be trapped within its confines for all time to come. Upon further inspection after such an impressive introduction, I’ve discovered that Salzinger must love some of the same bands and artists that I do. Check out his remixes of Portugal. The Man’s funkadelic single Feel It Still below. Then stream Salzinger’s take on Alt-J classic Breezeblocks, too. His remix of Sleeping Lion can be downloaded for free, here.

March 4, 2017

Oh I’m feeling it alright today, thanks to my faves, Portugal. the Man. The Alaskan natives are back with their first proper single in awhile, not including their electro groovy one off, Noise Pollution, from earlier this year. The groovalicious, funkadelic psych pop vibes they deal out on Feel It Still are decadent and scrumptious. It shimmies and swaggers with a slick sheen and a soulful vintage charm. Feel It Still is like Danger Mouse gone Fitz and the Tantrums. The hooking jam, which I’ve already listened to countless times today, is likely a taste from Portugal. the Man’s next album, Gloomin + Doomin. No release date has been announced yet, but I’m hoping we get to hear it by the time the band plays their Greek Theatre show in Berkeley on July 28th. They’ll be playing an intimate show at the Independent in San Francisco on March 13th, too! 

December 7, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.05.2016

Featured music – December 5th, 2016

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December 6, 2016

Portugal. the Man has been a favorite American psych rock band of mine for many years now, and I’ve had the fortune of catching their shows in an array of venues plenteous times, too. But the unexpected new song the fellows from Alaska just dropped a few days ago is a far cry from their prior cache of tunes. Noise Pollution is a startlingly disco pop-py and electro groovy. This whirlwind even features previous collaborator Zoe Manville and actor/singer Mary Elizabeth Winstead as magnetic guests. Portugal. the Man slings some serious attitude on this heated tune, one that also comes with an eye popping music video. Portugal. the Man is currently working on a new record, and I have to wonder what new sounds they might be trying out on the album after the pleasurably jolting surprise that is Noise Pollution.