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Portugal. The Man talks to Rabbits Black about Urgency Network and Greenpeace (An Interview)

In mid-September, the Russian government seized the Arctic Sunrise, the flagship Greenpeace icebreaker focused on drawing attention to the impact of climate change in the Earth’s most polar regions. As of the date of this publishing, 20 of the 30 of the Arctic Sunrise’s crew have been released from captivity, most on bail, a few of judicial release. Since the initial seizing, Greenpeace and its supporters, including LA-based Urgency Network, have worked tirelessly to spread the plight of the Arctic 30 through various media campaigns, including #SavetheArctic. Last week, Portugal. the Man teamed up with Urgency Network to put on an intimate show to a crowd of 150 at San Francisco’s 21st century learning laboratory, The Exploratorium. Rabbits Black had the unique opportunity to talk to John Gourley and Zach Carothers of Portugal. the Man to learn why they are so passionate about Saving the Arctic. (more…)

Show Alert: Portugal the Man and Alberta Cross @ Avalon in Santa Clara 9/28

Celebrating the summer 2011 release of their 7th studio production, In the Mountain, In the Cloud, Portugal the Man (PTM) is making a detour in the south bay area next week with special guest Alberta Cross at the Avalon in Santa Clara. If you all recall, Rabbitsblack posted an in-depth review of In the Mountain, In the Cloud along with the full-length video production for their featured single, “Sleep Forever” back in July… so you can imagine our in house stoked level to have a chance to catch the live act as a headliner! A couple more tracks from their latest release are included in the post after the transport; give them a listen! (more…)

Album Review: Portugal. The Man – In the Mountain in the Cloud

Releasing at least one album every year is not an easy thing to do for a band with a sound as complex as Portugal. The Man.  It takes time and detail to orchestrate a complete album of harmony and musical tapestry.  It was clear from the music videos that were available before the release that the band was aiming high with their 2011 offering.  So with their latest album, does Portugal. The Man deliver an outstanding effort, or simply just another album to add to their discography and album release streak? (more…)

Music video from Portugal. The Man – “Sleep Forever”

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.