Portugal. The Man
Over the past decade, Portugal The Man has established themselves as one of rock’s most prized possessions and a live phenomenon, with over 1,600 shows under their belts and a storied reputation as festival favorites.
Originally heralding from Alaska, the Portland-based band – comprised of John Gourley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O’Quin, Eric Howk, Jason Sechrist and Zoe Manville – soared to new heights in 2017 with the release of their RIAA certified-gold album, Woodstock. The album was marked by the astounding success of their infectious single, “Feel It Still,” which earned the group a plethora of new accolades – including a GRAMMY award for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” a 5x RIAA platinum certified single certification, a mind-blowing 20-week residency at #1 on alternative radio, and an inescapable presence on the Top 40 airwaves.
Alongside the shine of their myriad musical accomplishments lies the group’s long-standing passion for social justice. In fact, this is precisely the intersection on which Portugal The Man thrives; throughout their career, the band has consistently exemplified how to deeply commit to both artistry and activism. This dynamic inspired them to officially launch their PTM Foundation in 2020, focused on universal issues related to human rights, community health, and the environment, with an emphasis on causes directly impacting Indigenous Peoples. Their continued passion for activism has also led to recent partnerships with organizations such as Keep Oregon Well (Mental Health), March for Our Lives (Gun Reform) and Protect Our Winters (Climate Change), to name just a few.
Video & Press
Portugal. The Man is Back with New Single ‘What, Me Worry?’: ‘It Feels Good to Have Fun’
[People] “Here is the doorway into our record,” the band wrote on Instagram as they debuted the track By Daniela Avila Portugal. The Man is back! Wednesday marked the return of Portugal. The Man with their new single, “What, Me Worry?” and an accompanying trippy music video. The music video, directed by Los Güeyes (Aaron Brown and Josué […]
Lucius Release Remix of Portugal. The Man’s ‘Tidal Wave’
[Paste Magazine] The track came together as the bands prepared for their tour dates together By Justin Kamp Brooklyn indie-pop band Lucius have released a remix of Portugal. The Man’s “Tidal Wave” off the band’s 2017 smash hit Woodstock. The track came together over the summer as the bands prepared for their upcoming tour dates […]
Beavis & Butt-Head Come Out of Retirement to Critique Portugal. The Man
[Stereogum] By Gabriela Tully Claymore Beavis & Butt-Head have come out of retirement to criticize Portugal. The Man. The band has been opening their shows on tour with the video for “Feel It Still,” their wildly successful pop hit, edited by Mike Judge, the creator of Beavis & Butt-Head. In the clip, Beavis & Butt-Head […]