The band is going all sorts of epic on these music videos leading up the new album release on July 19th. The video for “Sleep Forever” follows John Gourley (lead singer) on a treacherous journey across Alaska. The video includes the usual music video norms of breathtaking mountain scenery, dogsleds, two songs, and accidental gunshots to the face! Seriously, this video has all of that. Check it out if you have 14 minutes laying around today.
OK, this video might be a little on the silly in an “over the top” kind of way. It definitely makes Alaska look beautiful and also horribly dangerous to back-pack through. The undeniable cool part about this whole thing though is the band. I caught on to Portugal. The Man pretty late. I saw them open a few months ago for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at a pre-Oscar benefit show. Two songs in, I was instantly caught in their set, and now the upcoming album In The Mountain In The Cloud. Check out the video below, and see if it can keep your attention the whole time- sorry I ruined the ending.