Indie rock collective Portugal. The Man were recently the featured guests at 98.7-FM's Penthouse, an exclusive concert series hosted by Los Angeles-based radio station KYSR-FM at the historic Hollywood Tower in Hollywood, Calif. Before an intimate crowd, Portugal The Man performed a set featuring tracks from their latest album, Evil Friends, including the title track, "Purple Yellow Red And Blue" and "Modern Jesus."
Co-founded by frontman/guitarist John Baldwin Gourley and bassist Zachary Scott Carothers in Wasilla, Alaska, Portugal. The Man — also featuring Noah Gersh (guitar), Kyle O'Quin (keyboards) and Kane Ritchotte (drums) — created their name as an alter ego based on influences such as the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper and David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. Eventually relocating to Portland, Ore., the band released their debut album, Waiter: "You Vultures!" in 2006. Their sophomore effort, Church Mouth, was released in 2007 and the following year Portugal. The Man released Censored Colors, which peaked at No. 33 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart. In 2012 they released In The Mountain In The Cloud, which spawned the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks hit "People Say."
Portugal. The Man's most recent album, Evil Friends, was released on June 4. Produced by GRAMMY winner Danger Mouse (The Black Keys, Gnarls Barkley, U2), the 12-track set is the quintet's highest charting album to date, peaking at No. 28 on the Billboard 200. Portugal. The Man are currently in the midst of an international tour, with dates scheduled through February 2014.
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