Portugal. The Man will soon release a new album, Woodstock, via Atlantic Records. Meanwhile, they are playing at 9:30 Club for two nights, and they sold out the first night on Saturday, April 1. Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets for their second night!
Vocalist and songwriter John Gourley and his bandmates spent three years working on what would be their eighth album, to be titled Gloomin + Doomin. The band weren’t thrilled with the results, however, so when John returned home to Alaska, some conversations with his father stirred a new inspiration in him.
John chatted with his dad about the older man’s experiences at Woodstock in 1969, and the talk “knocked something loose in John’s head,” according to Atlantic.
“He realized that, in the same tradition of bands from that era, Portugal. The Man needed to speak out about the world crumbling around them. [T]he band made a seemingly batshit-crazy decision: They took all of the work they had done for the three years prior and they threw it out.”
And that seems like it was the right decision for Portugal. The Man. You can judge for yourself! Watch the official music video for “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man on YouTube:
You also can win tickets to see Portugal. The Man on Sunday, April 2. Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Portugal. The Man at the 9:30 Club. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by Portugal. The Man.
For the rules of this giveaway–
Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!
If you don’t win, buy your tickets online!