Portugal. The Man
In the Mountain in the Cloud - ATLANTIC
FILTER Grade: 77%
By Daniel Kohn on July 20, 2011
From the finest folks to come from Wasilla (sorry, Sarah Palin), this latest is a culmination of what Portugal. The Man have been crafting for the better part of a half-decade. Their first for Atlantic (and sixth overall) is a carefully crafted collection of 11 songs that don’t stray from the band’s alt-psychedelic formula, yet are a refreshing step forward. Tunes like “You Carried Us (Share With Me the Sun)” are catchy and creative, which proves that jumping to a major isn’t the end for an indie.