Portugal. The Man released their 8th album, Evil Friends, Tuesday and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite releases this year. In the wake of Daft Punk, The National, and Vampire Weekend, that says a lot. The song Atomic Man, along with the video, is minimal, grainy and at a tempo that is neither fast nor slow. It’s very rock and roll, perfectly sloppy, and oh so cool.
If you need me I’ll be conditioning my leather boots, so that later I can walk slowly through a number of bars, intimidating people and breaking hearts.