"EVIL FRIENDS" -- which follows 2011's acclaimed "IN THE MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUD" -- sees Portugal. The Man pushing their distinctive brand of modern psychedelia to extraordinary new heights. With Danger Mouse at the helm, the Portland, Oregon-based band has created a collection that truly captures the remarkable scope and power of frontman John Gourley's vision.
"EVIL FRIENDS" is quickly garnering critical acclaim from all corners. "Gourley's songwriting is as distinct with modern nuance as it's ever been," said Filter, declaring P.TM to be "a talented young band with a preternaturally bold figurehead." RollingStone.com hailed the set as P.TM's "most accessible and radio-friendly material yet," noting that "while still retaining Portugal's characteristically varied sound -- from the undulating synths of album opener 'Plastic Soldiers' to the Jane's Addiction-channeling punk title track -- the hook-heavy material carries new mainstream appeal." Vibe.com praised the album's "groove-style bass and spell-inducing vocals," with BlackbookMag.com singling out "Purple Yellow Red and Blue" as "a rollicking, late-night banger with a more than sinister undercurrent of sleaze." Complex Media's Pigeons & Planes summed it up, simply decreeing "EVIL FRIENDS" to be "one of the year's best... it doesn't get much better than this."
In addition, P.TM recently joined forces with Danger Mouse and UK-based artist INSA for "All The Feels" presented by Tumblr Music, an audio-visual immersion at Los Angeles' LAB ART Gallery. The show highlighted artwork by Gourley in his collaboration with graphic designer Austin Sellers as The Fantastic The. Art and images from the event can be viewed at portugaltheman.tumblr.com/allthefeels, and a time-lapse video created at the event can be seen now at http://youtu.be/qD4jFWux93s.
In other news, Gourley will be featured in a fashion editorial on innovative shopping destination Gilt.com. Modeling shoppable looks inspired by summer festival season, Gourley will also be honored as a "Man of Style" on Gilt MANual, with an exclusive profile featuring additional imagery. The sale goes live on Saturday, June 8th at noon ET and can accessed directly through www.gilt.com/portugal.
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PORTUGAL. THE MAN TOUR 2013 * Dates supported by Royal Bangs ** Dates supported by SKATERS *** Dates supported by Guards **** Dates supported by Avi BuffaloJUNE----7 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts **8 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club **9 New York, NY The Governor's Ball Music Festival11 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre **12 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom **13 Cleveland, OH House of Blues **14 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's **15 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival18 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue **19 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall **20 Chicago, IL House of Blues ***21 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater ***22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue ***23 St. Louis, MO The Pageant ***25 Dallas, TX House of Blues ***26 New Orleans, LA House of Blues ***27 Houston, TX House of Blues ***28 San Antonio, TX Josabi's ***29 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls ***JULY----2 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Sol Stage & Grill ***3 Telluride, CO Telluride Conference Center ***4 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen ***5 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ The Avett Brothers)6 Park City, UT Park City Live ***10 San Diego, CA House of Blues ****12 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern ****13 Oakland, CA Fox Theater ****16 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom ****17 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market ****18 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom ****