Portugal. The Man's latest album In The Mountain In The Cloud is something of a revelation for me. After all, this is their sixth studio album. I have certainly been aware of the band, in fact we even had them perform live in our KCRW studios in August 2009 in support of their last release The Satanic Satanist. But as this album plays out, it becomes clear that In The Mountain In The Cloud is an expertly crafted collection of songs that draws on the joy, sadness, and complexity of life as its creative palette to represent the spirit of our time. A bold task to take on the vastness of human experience, but this record has a switched-on consciousness that makes it a rare find. As a singular achievement, In The Mountain In The Cloud is simply one of the best records of the year.
-- Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic
In the Mountain In the Cloud will be available to stream on demand from July 11 through August 9, 2011. The album will be released on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
Portugal. The Man are known to be a phenomenal live band. Hear it their September 28, 2009 performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Listen to/Watch entire show:
Artist website: http://portugaltheman.com/preorder/
1. So American
2. Floating (Time Isn't Working My Side)
3. Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)
5. Head Is A Flame (Cool With It)
6. You Carried Us (Share With Me The Sun)
7. Everything You See (Kids Count Hallelujahs)
8. All Your Light (Times Like These)
9. Once Was One
10. Share With Me The Sun
11. Sleep Forever