Portugal The Man – Shade

Portugal The Man finally decided that enough was enough and left a sobbing label behind them to record their new album under their own steam. Flicking through their web presence you get the impression that this is a terrifically driven and celebral outfit that is in touch with its awestruck audience. So their intention to cut out the fat should leave them in an altogether healthier position both mentally and financially. So what can you expect from a Portugal The Man record? Well, the answer can be gleaned from their work on last years ‘Church Mouth’ which contained this little squeeze called ‘Shade’. Lead by John Gourley’s ice chipped vocals Portugal The Man need careful inspection or else you could likely miss their subtle shifting rhythms. Not that it’s a quiet journey mind as the magic is often held within some seriously grand swathes of noise. This is a band to both admire and love. KD

Portugal The Man – Shade

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Portugal The Man
Year: 2007

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