Portugal The Man perform a stripped-down set in The Current studio

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  • Portugal. The Man - Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue (Live on The Current) 04:35
  • Portugal. The Man - Modern Jesus (Live on The Current) 03:20
  • Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (Live on The Current) 03:00

Known for their big dance-rock sound and spectacular lighting at their live shows, Portugal The Man visited The Current's studio for a stripped-down set and a lively and thoughtful conversation with Mark Wheat.

Portugal The Man are touring in support of their 2013 album, Evil Friends, but they're already looking ahead to the planned summer release of their next album, Woodstock. Although they weren't alive during the Woodstock era, the members of Portugal The Man feel inspired by the zeitgeist of that time, and it comes through in the new album. "Not just to make a good-sounding record, but to make music that matters," guitarist Eric Howk says. "Art that matters, I think, is an idea whose time has come again."

Listen to the full session to hear how some fatherly advice — and a good story about a lost memento — inspired the completion and the name of the Woodstock album.

Songs Performed


"Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue"
"Modern Jesus"
"Feel It Still"
The first two song are off Portugal The Man's 2013 album, Evil Friends; the third song is from the band's forthcoming album, Woodstock (expected summer 2017), both released on Atlantic Records.

Hosted by Mark Wheat
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Elijah Deaton-Berg
Photos by Evan Frost
Web feature by Luke Taylor

Resources


Portugal The Man - official site

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