What is it about Portugal. The Man that makes them stand out, that separates them from every other rock band? Is it due to an unconventional upbringing in the magical and menacing tundra of the Land of the Northern Lights? Maybe it has something to do with their visceral live shows, their effortless ability to create concert experiences that differ wildly from night to night. Or perhaps it's due to the bond they actively forge with their ever-growing fan base evidenced by their showing up to in-store signings, radio stations or interviews with personalized paintings for their supporters. In other words, Portugal. The Man isn't a band, it's a movement and a force this strong could only be born out of a place as icy and isolated as Wasila, Alaska.
Portugal. The Man has transcended the restrictions of scenes and eras to create music that's unparalleled in its ambition and uniqueness. The band's first two cornerstone albums – Waiter: You Vultures! (2006) and Church Mouth (2007) – were released via Fearless Records and are being reissued by the label on vinyl in 2017. A departure from their drum-machine and sequencer-heavy debut Waiter: You Vultures!, sophomore set Church Mouth is equally inspired by heavy metal, alternative rock and the blues, making for an enigmatic and enthralling affair that will most likely appeal to fans of the likes of Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, and Santana among others.