Portugal. The Man likes spontaneity. They also like random punctuation in the middle of their name. You could even say the Alaska-based quartet has a knack for doing things ass-backwards. For example: Even though the band writes music while on the road and works out the parameters of some its live jams ahead of time, it prefers to go into the studio and compose albums from scratch. And although bandleader John Gourley makes demos with drum-machine beats on them, the band records the drums last -- a stark contrast to the standard practice of getting the drums down on tape first. This time, for the... More >>>