Since I quit doing YANP full time my concert attendance has gone from about weekly to biannually. It’s a shame, but at least I can still count on quality over quantity. Case in point I saw the best Portugal The Man performance I’ve seen in 8 years of going to their shows. Luckily for anyone who doesn’t live a train ride away from Port Chester, NY, the entire show is streaming on Youtube.
For over a year now mashup artist Bruneaux has been my go-to running playlist. His albums “The Art of Noise” and “Creature of Habit” scratch my mashup itch so perfectly. But even more than highlighting these great albums (highest recommend for jogging, doing chores or driving soundtracks) I want to point out a hilariously sly reference hidden at the end of his album “Creature of Habit.”
To first understand it, take 19 seconds and watch this Youtube video of Girl Talk’s cat showing that mashup skills run in the household. Now listen to Bruneaux’s mashup of Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” and Collective Soul’s “Shine.” Hear where those cat meows from Kreayshawn’s land during “Shine?” Perfect.
— Bruneaux (@Bruneaux) March 12, 2013
Portugal. The Man’s new record Woodstock is out now. To promote their newest single “Rich Friends,” they teamed up with their longtime buddy Glenn Howerton of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia to star in a video inspired by online pop-up ads. It’s a simple, fantastic way to tell a story of excess that echoes the desperation of “Rich Friends.”
What does it take to bring me out of hiding? Apparently a new album from longtime YANP-favorites Portugal. The Man. The song and video for “Feel It Still” debuted a few months ago and have only grown more and more in my esteem. We’re almost halfway through the year and “Feel It Still” remains my favorite song of the year.
The video is next-level as well. Visit feelitstill.com to see the full interactive version. PTM created a video that’s not only a beautiful visual accompaniment to the song, but also a link to 30 ways to resist apathy and injustice.
Woodstock is out June 16. Head to PTM’s website to preorder it in whatever format you like.