Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends (Clear Vinyl) LP
10th Anniversary Colored Vinyl LP Reissue with Alternative Cover Art and Bonus Poster
Color Of Vinyl Subject To Change Without Notice / Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023 with a gatefold colored vinyl LP reissue featuring alternative cover art and a 12 x 24 bonus poster, every track on Portugal. The Man's Danger Mouse-produced 2013 album Evil Friends is as different from the next as the band's previous records were from each other. Where the 2009 hit "People Say" was a cheery guitar rally, the Evil Friends title track is a bells-and-balls ballad emerging from darkness into a pipe-whistling punky thump, albeit with John Baldwin Gourley's trademark falsetto and thundering guitar. The weighted down questions of "Plastic Soldiers" (Could it be we got lost in the summer? / Well I know you know that it's over) give way to the confident melodies of "Modern Jesus" (The only rule we need is never giving up / The only faith we have is faith in us) and finally, brazenly, to the anthem "Smile" (We watched the sun come up / But took it down to hide it / Seems like the spring has come and gone / It felt like forever).